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  • MFP 101: Logging Exercise

    This image has been resized to fit in the page. Click to enlarge.Part of the ongoing Q&A interview series addressing common issues...I've got some questions about all these exercise status updates I see on my newsfeed. First off, what's up with t...

    Posted on 3/12/2015 by ihad | 23 Comments

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  • Updates from Gymtopia: Election Special

    Greetings and welcome to this very special Election Edition of The Update.  We have lots of ground to cover so I'll get right to it.Of the many resolutions on the ballot, none was bigger and had more popular support than Prop 29.   As you may recall,...

    Posted on 3/11/2015 by SaintGiff | 17 Comments

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  • The Snits.

      It starts with one thing. Person A decides to make passive aggressive snits towards Person B. Now Person B simply won’t stand for that. BUT person B also doesn’t want to just come out and say “no, no you can’t talk to me that way” so person B make...

    Posted on 3/11/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 30 Comments

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  • Becoming

    Becoming - the process of coming to be something or of passing into a state.It's a big word for a big concept.  If you are on MFP, you are in the process of "becoming".  Becoming healthier, becoming thinner, becoming more muscular, becoming stro...

    Posted on 3/10/2015 by _SammieGirl_ | 15 Comments

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  • Start where you are

    I know that my main advice for exercise is to go lift heavy.  Although it is non-specific advice for the general population, it is far from the only thing that I suggest on the forums.  For me and many others, a five minute walk is a lot on day one...

    Posted on 3/10/2015 by usmcmp | 44 Comments

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  • Today is Brought to You by the Number 4

    4 must be my lucky number. I once was that age - a long time ago. It was just about that 4 years ago I had congestive heart failure and started using MFP. I haven't lost my mind, my motivation, my support or my virginity in those 4 years.I did stop u...

    Posted on 3/10/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Eat Clean or Else

    When we change our diets, when we change our lives... it changes US profoundly. That commitment, that drive and motivation becomes a passion. We've had success and tasted it and it just seems fair to spread that love around. Some people become so...

    Posted on 3/10/2015 by Phoenix_Down | 12 Comments

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  • Casting Shadows

    It's embarrassing to admit that even as an adult, I sought approval from my parents. I sought approval from my own husband for the longest time. It's safe in the shadows of another who protects you. Under the warmth of their embrace. We, as humans...

    Posted on 3/09/2015 by Phoenix_Down | 12 Comments

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  • Updates from Gymtopia: Hearts and Minds 1

    These are tense times in Gymptopia.  Not so much on the Cardio Coast, because the only real problems that arise there are when the batteries go unchanged on the rowers or someone decides to try inventive new treadmill techniques.  And those problems ...

    Posted on 3/09/2015 by SaintGiff | 15 Comments

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  • The Wagon Wheel

    Let me preface this by saying the wagon wheel didn't break. The whole wheel fell off and wound up a mile away, leaving the wagon broken and stuck in a ditch.I maintained sobriety for about 5 months. This is 5 months longer than I have ever managed to...

    Posted on 3/09/2015 by the_arghbowl | 24 Comments

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  • 34.76 Miles. BOOM!

    Okay, I am officially tired now. I woke up this morning at 2:30 in the Hampton Inn, in Laurel, Mississippi.  I was freezing!!!  MFH felt my forehead and I had a temp.  I went to the bathroom and my cheeks were flaming red and my eyes were glazed.  I ...

    Posted on 3/07/2015 by MelisRunning | 11 Comments

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     RE-BOOT:   bad me.  due to circumstances beyond my control,and even more to circumstances I could have controlled but chose not to, my weight has gone up.  not horribly up, so my previous diligence and development of better habits has been rewarded....

    Posted on 3/08/2015 by bwallace2012 | 13 Comments

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  • I Have No Idea What To Title This Blog Entry

    I really don’t!  There are a ton of things I would like to share with you; most of them are from the race.  If you don’t want to hear any more about Saturday’s 50K, you probably will want to skip today’s blog entry. This may be a long post. MFH (My F...

    Posted on 3/09/2015 by MelisRunning | 11 Comments

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  • The Lecture On Greatness

    I was at the gym this weekend with my kids, training for a family 5K we're going to run. The weather is finally warming up, and soon we'll be switching to running outdoors. While the snow has not been as bad as last year, I've had enough of the cold,...

    Posted on 3/09/2015 by ihad | 11 Comments

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  • Just maybe I learned something....

    Crazy week has just been crazy and stressful.  New major work project, deadlines without much of a margin of error, a few new additions to my normal team.  Add to that 2 winter storms it makes me really cranky, so decided this week I would take a bre...

    Posted on 3/07/2015 by GiveMeCoffee | 7 Comments

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  • Heroes

    http://www.thesuperheroquiz.com/  Today's "Who are you quiz".  Heroic actions come in all kinds of ways and are as individual as those who perform them.  Rise to the top of a field and you will gain notoriety for that field.  Sports figures and busin...

    Posted on 2/10/2015 by forrl | 10 Comments

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  • Food - my partner in crime!

    So, you are on a diet?” “No, I am not” I replied, and my best friend looked at me and had a puzzled look on her face. And I mean it, I am not on a diet, I just changed my lifestyle...changed my relationship with food, changed the way I eat and wha...

    Posted on 3/06/2015 by Look_at_me | 22 Comments

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  • Updates from Gymtopia: Fat Chad

    And then there was the night that Gymtopia was abuzz with breathless revelations that Chad is getting fat.  Talk of Chad's swelling waistline was so prevalent that even Jeans Guy was talking about it.  Well, at least I assume he was.  Jeans Guy never...

    Posted on 3/06/2015 by SaintGiff | 20 Comments

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  • It's All in Your Head

    While walking to my car after work the other day, I remembered a dear friend who recently celebrated 20 years of sobriety. Alcoholics who are sober do not stop referring to themselves as alcoholic -- it is a fact that they will live with for the rest...

    Posted on 3/05/2015 by cmfruin2012 | 15 Comments

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  • Updates from Gymtopia: Cutting Edge

    The Priest, who is the spiritual leader of The Faith for the greater Gymtopia area, approached me as I was doing some stretches not long ago.  His broad grin and eyes that beamed with pride belied his furrowed brow and concerned tone."Hey, I just wan...

    Posted on 3/05/2015 by SaintGiff | 7 Comments

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