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  • Sewing on Buttons

    I lost a button on my skort last week.  It fell off in my hand when I was getting ready for bed so I figured I would make the repair after they had been laundered.  I'm not much of a seamstress but I CAN sew on buttons!!  So I got my needle and threa...

    Posted on 6/25/2016 by SnagTop | 5 Comments

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  • So much a mind game!!

    Today was Day #2 on SmartPoints. It doesn't seem too bad actually!! I think in the big picture it was a good thing that I have been off the program for a while. I have essentially forgotten how many PointsPlus were in things so it truly is like start...

    Posted on 6/19/2016 by SnagTop | 5 Comments

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  • Challenging Yourself to Do Better

    I run slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter! This shirt always made me laugh. I was a real slow poke when I started running. My walking miles are faster now than my running miles were in the beginning. Things have changed! Re...

    Posted on 6/21/2016 by dsjohndrow | 36 Comments

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  • Another path . . .

    I have been stumbling and falling and picking myself up for months.  Who's falt is it exactly?  MINE -- there is no question about that.  I haven't given up . . . but I certainly am not putting my best foot forward -- I keep letting life get in my wa...

    Posted on 6/18/2016 by SnagTop | 29 Comments

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  • We Are All in This Together

    How do we stay safe? How do we protect our children? How do we protect our communities and the vulnerable?  When I was raising my daughter, I did everything short of bubble wrap to keep her safe.  Car seats, child proof medicine caps, outlet covers, ...

    Posted on 6/13/2016 by GypsyByTheSea | 8 Comments

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  • Starting Over - The Real Story

    I am sure that some of you are curious about my new profile, etc.I have thought long and hard about what I want to say, how much of my life I want to share and who I want to share it with.When I set up the new profile, I didn't add any friends except...

    Posted on 6/10/2016 by samalaiamala | 30 Comments

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  • The double-edged sword of size

    In responding to a post today I, myself realized how different perspectives are about how fat or thin someone is.  I'm not to my goal weight, but as I've said before I'm not far off.  I look less now at how many pounds I weigh and more at how I look ...

    Posted on 6/10/2016 by Deena_Bean | 28 Comments

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  • In search of justice

    The news bothers me a lot. Like keeps me up at night makes me seethe in rage hurts my feelings bothers me.If you are a certain type of person- rape isn't so bad. It almost seems like you are allowed. There isn't justice for everybody as there should ...

    Posted on 6/08/2016 by Dear_Angela | 17 Comments

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  • What's in the cupboard?

    I have long realized the easiest way to not eat something is to simply not have it in the cupboard.  It doesn't matter how badly I want to snack, if it isn't in the cupboard, I can't eat it.  My bonus daughter looked at me in puzzlement last week whe...

    Posted on 6/07/2016 by SnagTop | 17 Comments

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  • Barbells and Booty

    The following is a testimonial from my client Kate. I'm sharing this for a few reasons. Obviously one reason is that I coach people for a living and so showing off their progress serves as a way to demonstrate my coaching. But lets be real for a...

    Posted on 6/08/2016 by SideSteel | 14 Comments

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  • I am Strong, but I am Tired!

    I think about all the inspiration I have received in my life. I have my heroes. I need to do more in life than hang on for the ride.I need to get out there and live it!Yesterday I was back at the doctor for a follow up to February's surgery. It was a...

    Posted on 6/07/2016 by dsjohndrow | 27 Comments

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  • One Day at a Time

    I'm not sure who coined the phrase -- "One Day at a Time" . . . but whoever did was brilliant.  One Day at a Time.  Yesterday no longer matters and tomorrow isn't here.  Today is the only day over which we have any control.  Since my recommittment th...

    Posted on 6/04/2016 by SnagTop | 10 Comments

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  • What works, what doesn't

    It's been a very long time since I last blogged -- almost a month!  My slip (which progressed to a slide and now has me spiraling downward) started with sickness. After I suffered the original illness and then the relapse it was two full weeks before...

    Posted on 6/01/2016 by SnagTop | 32 Comments

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  • Twisted Inspirational Quotes for Weight Losers Remix

    When I read the wisdom of the ages, I can't help but have my own thoughts - how scary is that?  "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." Jimmy Dean  I can't change the direction of the wind...

    Posted on 6/01/2016 by dsjohndrow | 6 Comments

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  • My crazy train

    I am a firm believer in karma. I work very hard to put out as much good in the world as I can. When I can. Of course at times I fail at this. Because I’m human. Because as much good as I might possibly have in me there is bad that seeps out like go...

    Posted on 5/26/2016 by Dear_Angela | 7 Comments

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  • Sugar. Scapegoat and Scaremongering? Something to Monitor?

      As with most things in fitness and nutrition, people tend to take rather extreme viewpoints on a given topic.  Sugar seems to be no exception, with people making claims such as: “It’s more addictive than cocaine!” (Until people start eating str...

    Posted on 5/25/2016 by SideSteel | 27 Comments

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  • Simple Answers to Complex Fitness Questions

    You may have read some of the Message Boards here on MFP. There are hundreds of thousands of them! The categories are diverse, ranging from Success Stories to Nutrition and Chit-Chat. Each one appears to be crafted by experts in their field. With suc...

    Posted on 5/24/2016 by dsjohndrow | 30 Comments

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  • It takes a village.

     I have a little green notebook with body measurements going back to when I first started to work out with a trainer.  Well, that’s not completely true.  I have measurements from when I first started, and pretty regularly for the first year or so.  T...

    Posted on 5/23/2016 by andeey | 9 Comments

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  • Band of Brothers. And a Ring.

    I just finished watching Band of Brothers for the first time as part of my "all history, all the time" mentality lately.  I'm nothing if not a decade behind the current *things*.  I was unprepared for the 9th episode and needed to retreat into my cav...

    Posted on 5/20/2016 by forrl | 8 Comments

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  • A Prisoner No More

    I've often heard the phrase "art imitates life". Up until now I have never really given much thought to the meaning behind it. However, today as I was sitting on the deck in the sun finishing a book, something in the last few pages really struck me. ...

    Posted on 4/24/2016 by Mexicanbigfoot | 7 Comments

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