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  • I already know how it feels!!

    Another day of sunshine, palm trees, mountains, and blue skies! Does it get any better than this? I love being here . . . . but I have to admit it is really hard! Not only do the happy hours and afternoon socials cause me trouble, just being by mysel...

    Posted on 3/14/2016 by SnagTop | 9 Comments

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  • Let's do a Spartan!

    Mud. Mud. More mud. Rachael and I expected mud before we even got there. It had been raining across East Texas all week long, non-stop. Nothing could have prepared for what we actually went through, though. We talked briefly about what we did to pr...

    Posted on 3/14/2016 by Holly_Roman_Empire | 10 Comments

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  • It's the little things . . .

    It's amazing how a little word or deed makes a difference in one's life. Without even knowing it we can make or break someone's day with our careless words or seemingly small good deed.  A smile, a hello.  If you follow my blog you know that I believ...

    Posted on 3/13/2016 by SnagTop | 11 Comments

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  • The Sounds of Silence

         Within my arm's reach, I have the following:  a smart phone, a tablet, the laptop that I'm writing on, a physical book, my paper journal, several half used notebooks, a jar of pens and pencils.   I hear my dog's even breathing as she wanders of...

    Posted on 3/12/2016 by forrl | 8 Comments

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  • ANOTHER new day!!!

    It's a new day.  Take a deep breath and start again.I say this not because yesterday was a bad day (it wasn't).  I say it because today IS a new day!  Yesterday no longer matters -- good, bad, or indifferent it is done and today will bring it's own c...

    Posted on 3/12/2016 by SnagTop | 9 Comments

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  • Stereotyping . . .

    I think the thing I hate most as an overweight person is being stereotyped. When people look at me and think that I probably do certain things (eat like a pig) or, worse yet, that I can't do other things. You all already know that I love to hike and ...

    Posted on 2/18/2016 by SnagTop | 7 Comments

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  • Why Track??

    So . . . if you follow my blog you know that I recently re-committed to tracking: something I have been neglecting even though I know in my heart of hearts it is the secret to success.  The first two days, because I was honest and tracked everything ...

    Posted on 3/10/2016 by SnagTop | 14 Comments

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  • Baby steps

    As I promised in yesterday's blog, I got up this morning and took a deep cleansing breath and started again.  First thing this morning I stepped on the scale.  I have been doing that regularly but have been neglecting to document the results; this mo...

    Posted on 3/08/2016 by SnagTop | 10 Comments

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  • Smelling the roses . . .

    Just to recap . . . I've been working at this for about a year and a half. I went great guns for the first 6 months, losing 50 pounds from the middle of December 2014 to the first of July 2015. I lost 10 more in the next few months and then became pr...

    Posted on 3/07/2016 by SnagTop | 9 Comments

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  • Weight Loss for Men and Women, the Gender Gap

    Today I was thinking about my stomach. I found out that my stomach is cancer free, infection free and for the most part, is mechanically sound. Whatever is making me feel badly, has not yet been found. Going through this alone has been, well, sort of...

    Posted on 3/08/2016 by dsjohndrow | 15 Comments

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  • Countertops and Clear Containers

    I read a book last year (Slim by Design by Brian Wansink) that is chaulk full of fabulous suggestions for making your space "naturally skinny".  The concept is that you can make your environment such that you will lose weight without even trying.  It...

    Posted on 1/08/2016 by SnagTop | 14 Comments

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  • The Truth About Scales

    Today is no different than any other day. That is what I am trying to tell myself. I am pissed about the scale this morning. It's not my god, but it is a guage of where I am at. It's a thermometer and it is not in the normal range.That bothers me.Of ...

    Posted on 3/01/2016 by dsjohndrow | 24 Comments

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  • Why Do I Do These Things to Myself

    Arizona Spartan Sprint 2/27/16 Nervous bladder – check 200 degrees – check Killed it – check Okay, so it was only about 90 degrees, but there was no cover from the sun. It was relentless. Yes, it’s a dry heat, but having only lived here for about...

    Posted on 2/29/2016 by _dracarys_ | 15 Comments

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  • Ch-Cha-Changes

    For all the ways that matter, I am a gnome.  Introverted, shy, and mostly hidden away from the view of others.  Eccentric sense of humor, consistent, patient, and stable are all qualities I share with my avatar.  And I look a lot like one too.  When ...

    Posted on 2/25/2016 by forrl | 21 Comments

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  • Denial no more...

    Hello there...Decided once more to turn a status into a blog post, because it was too long for a status. I have this friend who's a healer and she's helping me with sessions etc and in one of our meetings last week, something came out that needed to ...

    Posted on 2/22/2016 by deathbybunny | 14 Comments

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  • Giving Up Is Not an Option!

    Since I logged onto MFP in 2011, I had no idea what fitness and health challenges were in store. I came here to lose weight and look sexy. I was dreaming of flexing in the mirror.My proposed plan was about to be delayed.I wasn't here only a couple of...

    Posted on 2/23/2016 by dsjohndrow | 41 Comments

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  • Growth

    So...as those of you on my FB know...Bella struck again with the nail polish last night.  I'm legitimately worried and I'm in contact with her teacher to have her talk to the school counselor.  She told me Bella's been acting out a bit in school, too...

    Posted on 2/23/2016 by PocketPunky | 10 Comments

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  • I Saw Him

    They sky was low yesterday morning. Thick sheets of grey clouds and a fine mist of rain covered the world as I pulled into the gravel parking lot. The grey metal building blended into the sky as my tires crunched over the rocks. It is as plain a faci...

    Posted on 2/23/2016 by downsizinghoss | 25 Comments

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  • State of Our Union

    Since MFP is adamant about deleting my status posts if they're longer than 2 sentences, I figured I'd write a blog for those of you that care and/or are interested. My husband and I had a discussion on Friday that started out with his usual assumptio...

    Posted on 2/16/2016 by Holly_Roman_Empire | 9 Comments

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  • Finding the Love (as suggested by my FL)

    I asked my FL for story ideas, characters, etc. I have included their suggestions in the comments. This is what I came up with based on that beginning:  The stench of engine coolant and burning oil eased out from under the hood of the old truck. He s...

    Posted on 2/14/2016 by downsizinghoss | 16 Comments

    34 votes + -