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  • Let The Taper Begin!

    Finally!  The time has arrived and I am ready.  More than ready, actually.  It is time to taper. In reality, this should have been my first week of taper but, if you recall, my long run got pushed back to this week instead of last week.  I did get my...

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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  • 100 Pounds Lost (Picture Heavy)

    Never in my life would I have thought I'd be creating a post like this. Having lost that much weight is seriously crazy. Back when I was starting this journey, I was happy with just 5 pounds, but now that I've reached the 3 digits, I'm excited as eve...

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by Coach_Simon | 74 Comments

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  • Faults, Cracks, and Imperfections

       I look down at my hands on the steering wheel. As I do so, my eyes gaze at my legs in shorts. A year ago, I would've not worn shorts for embarrassment of the weight I'd gained and the nervousness of feeling exposed. Yet, I was still uncomfortable....

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 35 Comments

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  • Iocaine Powder: The Musical

     Everyone needs a little peace and quiet sometimes for the sake of their own mental health and sanity. But inconceivably, at those times it seems you frequently find yourself stalked by people who want to hang out with you. They don't appreciate or c...

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by ihad | 18 Comments

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  • Booty Progress

    No words of wisdom, inspiration thoughts, or sage advice today.  Just pics of my booty.  This is about 16 months' work of lifting/recomp, with one month of bulking thrown in at the end there. 

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 38 Comments

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  • Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

    My family, like most families, is unique in ways that I can't even begin to count. They've frustrated and confounded me, supported and helped me, and accepted me even when they didn't like the decisions I've made (though let's face it, just about all...

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by Mr_Bad_Example | 18 Comments

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  • Acceptance

    It is my own personal responsibility to look at myself and all my flaws, and try my very hardest to accept them. But also work to correct them the best I can. My job as a person and a member of human race is to look at them, and try not to judge wh...

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by oregonzoo | 10 Comments

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  • Turning People into Trees

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by RaspberryKeytoneBoondoggle | 12 Comments

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    There's a movement on the horizon. No, not a bowel movement or any of the other things one traditionally associates with old age--rocking chairs, walkers, incontinence, false teeth, and Geritol. No. We are the new age of 'older folks'!I retired a wee...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by RUNNING_AMOK_1958 | 19 Comments

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  • The Beauty of 800 Days

    In 200 days, I will reach my 1000th day on MFP.  In the last 800 days I have:  quit smoking.  stopped drinking 3 liters +  of Diet Pepsi every day.  quit using food as an emotional crutch and learned self control. been able to run 3.5 miles without s...

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by _gypsyrunner_ | 51 Comments

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  • Ban the word Healthy!

    N. B. - I apologise to UK readers for the use of the words Chips and fries and the context used in as it was easier due to the article referenced.   healthy adjective \ˈhel-thē also ˈhelt-\ ...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 6 Comments

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    are still with me..alas.since joining MFP, my tastes have changed.  I really prefer healthy food.  just not exclusively.   only under extreme duress would I stoop to a corporate burger.  this was not.  it was hand-patted, made from scratch at the ge...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by bwallace2012 | 16 Comments

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  • Family weight loss!

    Awhile ago I wrote a blog about never knowing who you may inspire.  As most people know my son is who showed me that it was possible to lose weight and get into better shape.  Well today I'm going to show off.  Combined the three of us have lost over...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by jwhited71 | 18 Comments

    55 votes + -

  • Ka-Boom!!!

    Today was my last scheduled Loooong, long training run for my 50K.  Well, actually LAST Wednesday was supposed to be my last loooong, long training run for my 50K BUT, if you recall, I got stung by a bee at mile 14 and had to go home for Benadryl. To...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Knowing is Better Than Not Knowing

    As my friend list knows I've been going through a health scare.  I started having double vision 10 days ago.  It lasted a week, and the ophthalmologist has told me that I'm down to two possible causes: multiple sclerosis and idiopathic (which means t...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 32 Comments

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  • If you Run you must eat!

    Yesterday was a learning day. It educated me in how not to run 13.8 miles. In that way it was a good day. I suffered more than I ever have running that distance what should have been a comfortable distance to run turned into a grind in the purist sen...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 12 Comments

    21 votes + -

  • CAT WOMAN Pic #2 "Alley Cat" in black and white...

    I just got this from Ryan minutes ago!  Holy moly!!!!!!  He's AWESOME. Again, I can't say enough about the fact that it takes a TEAM to pull this off. All I did was work on my body and the costume, and even all that took support of family an...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by californiagirl2012 | 11 Comments

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  • A sneak peak at tonights Sacramento photo shoot...

    Photographer Ryan Lazalier, Makeup artist Diana Jeanette, Hair Stylist Shayn GuentherHelp from my dear friend and amazing woman who will soon realize her own dream of being a fitness competitor Nancy J. Meuer And I'm actually the 53 year old model li...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by californiagirl2012 | 4 Comments

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  • No Gym? No Problem!

    Hello friends! A lot of people that I talk to mention they don't have the time or money to go to a gym and don't know how to get their activity in for the week without one.  I wanted to let you know that for 3 years (before I worked in a gym) I was n...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by bregrig | 7 Comments

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  • In My Head....the Voice Speaks

     In my head....the voice speaks.  It whispers to me... telling me secrets only I can hear...reminding me of things no one else can see or know. My eyes closed, I position myself on my weight bench.  It's early, still dark out.  The quiet is heavy in ...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by _gypsyrunner_ | 11 Comments

    24 votes + -