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  • What's in a home

    I'm flat out exhausted. I'm on a Zillow hangover. You know-I've been a home owner before but honestly it never felt like it. I was always kept out of the loop and out of financial decisions in my last marriage. So far this has been all me (by my chos...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by Dear_Angela | 2 Comments

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  • Sit Less Boot Camp Returns May 1st On MFP

    You may already know that sitting too much ("sitting disease") has terrible impacts on your health. But did you know that sitting a lot may also be hurting your weight loss? We don't burn many calories sitting in a chair, making it harder to reach ou...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by themedalist | 14 Comments

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  • Marathon Wisdom!

    Most of you know that I had congestive heart failure in 2011. Since then I have run 7 marathons. A marathon is always 26.2 miles. My blog is usually related to fitness and weight loss. Today it is about things you need to know about a marathon.Please...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

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  • Five years!

    It is my five year anniversary on MyFitnessPal!  In this time I have lost weight, gained muscle, run some races, competed in a bodybuilding competition, competed in a powerlifting meet, bulked, and now I'm cutting again.  During this time I've also...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by usmcmp | 34 Comments

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  • Aiming at Targets

    Overall this has been a good week.  I think I'm becoming less OCD about losing weight -- which is a good thing.  I can feel myself focusing more on healthy ideals and letting it be less about the number on the scale.  I've heard other people say that...

    Posted on 4/20/2016 by SnagTop | 6 Comments

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  • My FOUR vacuums

    I live in a modest home with a total square footage of living space probably around 1800 square feet or less . . . but I own (and use) FOUR vacuums plus a broom.  My husband thinks I have a fetish for vacuums as I often also wander through Canadian T...

    Posted on 4/22/2016 by SnagTop | 13 Comments

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    A recent *ahem* discussion brought this all to the forefront of my mind. Now- I don't think I could ever be mistaken for a prude. Unless I'm in one of my prudier moods (it does happen). But I'm also not completely sexual with my nudity. I think that ...

    Posted on 4/20/2016 by Dear_Angela | 20 Comments

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  • Something new!

    It has been a busy week -- so busy I haven't even had time to blog!!  Add to that the fact that the weather has been fabulous and it equals more time spent outdoors and less time on my computer!  This morning I met with a trainer at the Y to get a ro...

    Posted on 4/19/2016 by SnagTop | 9 Comments

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  • How to Lose 40 Pounds in 2 Months

    How to Lose 40 Pounds in 2 Months You can lose 40 pounds in 2 months without starving yourself or giving up your favorite foods. You can still enjoy what you like, but you need to change something, without any change, you would not lose an...

    Posted on 9/19/2011 by RedWedding | 102 Comments

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  • I'm Sad and Angry!

    Today is a bit of a rant. It's part of my therapy. Yesterday was the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. For those of you who have followed my story on this blog or read my book, you know how inspiring the Boston Marathon is to me.The first time I ...

    Posted on 4/19/2016 by dsjohndrow | 30 Comments

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  • A Work in Progress . . .

    I've been working hard at making my scale go down this week.  Some days I'm successful . . . others not so much (though I have noticed a higher number directly relates to cookies the day before -- apparently you have to eat healthy more than once to ...

    Posted on 4/13/2016 by SnagTop | 7 Comments

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  • Dropped a work day and gained a training session!!

    I am absolutely on cloud nine this week!Started Maxine's Challenge on a high, I'm already feeling really good and made a solid plan for the 12 weeks so am pretty excited about where I might end up at the final stage of the challenge. Every day is get...

    Posted on 2/24/2015 by SkimFlatWhite68 | 3 Comments

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  • Mental Battles

    I posted an article yesterday about how to change your attitude when you can't change anything else. It seemed fitting because I have seen a lot of statuses lately along the lines of "I don't have my life together and I'm so screwed up." Sometimes, I...

    Posted on 2/26/2015 by a_stronger_me13 | 4 Comments

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  • 365 Days in a Hurricane - and I finally see the sun

    So today marks a year that I've consistently logged in to MFP.  The only time I recall struggling with that log in was while I was in Mexico...and even then I was able to just throw a generic guess in to my diary and call it a day.I haven't seen any ...

    Posted on 2/26/2015 by Deena_Bean | 7 Comments

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  • DittoDan's Discussions on Keto & LCD Groups

    I want to link older discussions on Keto & LCD, because they pass away into obscurity as new discussions are posted. Unfortunantely, you can't easily search through MFP discussions in a particular group. So, inavariably, we have the same discussi...

    Posted on 3/01/2015 by DittoDan | 1 Comment

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  • Workouts, Training, and Fun

    Note: I wrote this one once before and lost it.  You'd think I'd learn not to use IE, or not without copying before pushing save.  Oh, well.  Remember it was much better in the earlier version! In my last post I wrote about some struggles with motiva...

    Posted on 3/05/2015 by lemurcat12 | 3 Comments

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  • The Blank Page

    The blank screen. It stares at me intimidatingly. I said I was going to write. I am working on a book but the words have to be dragged into existence lately. So often they seem to flow easily, but now they seem as lost as I am. The cursor flashes as ...

    Posted on 3/14/2015 by downsizinghoss | 3 Comments

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  • I'm in love...

    This entry in my blog is going to be something I can read when I let the number on the scale define me or when I let my clothing size humilate me. At risk of sounding arrogant or conceited, I think I am in love with myself.  After leaving my exe and ...

    Posted on 3/17/2015 by joleenl | 2 Comments

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  • Two years and counting

    This was me two years ago... I had been heavy all of my adult life... for example, here is a college picture from 20 years ago for comparisonNotice that I said all of my adult life :) yes, I did this to myself when I left home at 15 which is why I wa...

    Posted on 3/22/2015 by shaynepoole | 5 Comments

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  • The most honest thing I've ever written...

    I have always been fat. Not in a debilitating, life-altering way but enough to make a difference. I have also always had stellar blood pressure, biometrics, etc. I have run many 5Ks and even a 10K. I have attended hot yoga with a room full of 110-lb ...

    Posted on 1/21/2016 by FitFabJenny | 5 Comments

    19 votes + -