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  • Too Old(?)

    So, today I got curious about the people running in my age division for this coming Saturday’s 50K.  I decided to check out the competition. The first thing I did was check the women in my age division (50-59) in the 100K.  The reason I did this was ...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

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  • A Thought from the Backyard Bocce Court of Sad Grandpa

    I find that most people are too concerned about what others think and how they live their lives. When you have a thoughtful, informed  understanding of what is right for you and your circumstances, you don't need anyone else's blessing, approval or a...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by Sad_Grandpa | 4 Comments

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  • My Tips on How to lose weight.;-)

    I've had a few people ask me recently how I lost my weight so below is my top 10 tips.  Get woken at 6am everyday by a Labrador who wants her Tummy rubbed. Get Woken at 7am by a Golden Retriever who wants to go to the toilet. Wear Flip flops or sande...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 16 Comments

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  • Millenials - Quote that Always Sticks W/Me

    Everytime I hear someone mention the youngest of age generation of this time, the millenials, I think of this quote, written by one of their own, and I see all the truth in it. Maybe I choose to see that entire generation through the lens of this quo...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by yoovie | 15 Comments

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  • I CONJURED UP THE SUN FOR YOU THIS MORNING

     like a rooster.  but quietly.back yard yoga.  or what I think of as yoga.  I don't know squat about yoga.  I just do it.  when I put words to it, I think of it as a moving meditation.  I move the bod - gently, for it is oooold - loosening up from he...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by bwallace2012 | 11 Comments

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  • The Spreadsheet Man vs MFP

    to the loudmouths in the general MFPopulation that are screaming that the spreadsheet man is a child who needs to grow up and learn to communicate: This poor guy tracked a pattern in his relationship so he could bring up a problem to his wife. He cam...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by yoovie | 16 Comments

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  • Things I Like About Myself

    Yesterday I was asked about the things that I like about myself after talking about the things that I hate.  After naming 2-3 things, I was asked to think about it harder and make a list as things came to me.  It isn't always easy to see yourself in ...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by wheird | 15 Comments

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  • Once more, with feeling .....

    I don't run with music or anything so my mind wanders yesterday's 10 miles was a prime example. I spent most of the easy paced run trying to think of running associated songs and I failed drastically. I could think of many traveling ones but running ...

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 12 Comments

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  • “Little by little, one travels far.”

    I'm not a big J.R.R. Tolkien fan, but I think this quote fits perfectly.  Last month I wrote my first blog, after I realized I hadn’t been eating for any reason other than being hungry.  This was a big deal for me.  HUGE!  I was raised to finish ever...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by CallMeCupcakeDammit | 30 Comments

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  • In The Spirit With Which It Is Given

    I'm a big nerd. A really really big nerd. When I was in college I took a science fiction class for fun and it introduced me to some of my favorite books of all time. Not the least of these is Frank Herbert's Dune. I've read every book in the original...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 19 Comments

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  • Chopping Down the Giving Tree

    Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree was a very popular story back in the 1970's when I was growing up. It's the tale of a boy and the tree who loves him. The boy asks and asks and the tree gives and gives. The tree gives the boy it's apples, it's...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by ihad | 23 Comments

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  • The Frustration of Losing Ground (16)

     For years, I worked hard to lose weight.  Looking back, I realize I was ill equipped to fight the fight.  I had very little patience and no real knowledge of  what I was doing.  I tried all the fad diets that came out in the magazines.  I suffered a...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 37 Comments

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  • Lost 120kg over the weekend.

    I don't think that losing weight, or losing fat is ever about your size. Well, look, yes it is, but it's not ONLY about your size.So much other stuff comes into it - self esteem, confidence, emotional issues and clearing out the internal baggage that...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by SkimFlatWhite68 | 13 Comments

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  • I had a Dream ......

    No this isn't the start of a recital of Martin Luther Kings famous speech. I did though have a dream last night. In this dream I was still fat but I thought I was thin (if that makes sense). I can read a lot into this dream in all likelihood it's jus...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 1 Comment

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  • Thighs

            

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by Capt_Apollo | 23 Comments

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  • Death and perspective

    I just found out that my last living grandparent passed away last night.  She has been refusing to eat for the last month, so most of us have done the grieving already because it has been coming for a while.  There's a bit of relief that she has move...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by usmcmp | 22 Comments

    37 votes + -

  • Excuses, Zombies and Mud

    This morning I was debating... well giving myself excuses why I shouldn't get up and exercise, which were all pretty lame excuses: It's Sunday I'm tiredI haven't had enough coffee (this one almost won)It's raining, you know I'm so sweet I will melt i...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by jwhited71 | 10 Comments

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  • NEW WORD! NEW WORD!

    and so happy to have found it, since I've nearly worn out all my old ones.  FREMDSCHAM ! gotta love those Germans.  if there's not an exact, precise word for something, they just keep adding word bits until it comes out right.  the word might be a ya...

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by bwallace2012 | 4 Comments

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  • Summer 2013 vs Summer 2014 - 55lb difference - PICS! <3

    Until yesterday, the only full-body pictures I had at my high weight were a) my Hallowe'en costume (old hollywood in greyscale; even fat, that was a fab costume) and a picture of me after I jigged 4 mackerel (I live on an island on the East coast. We...

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by pipertargaryen | 15 Comments

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  • Quinoa & Veg Garden Pics

    Growing quinoa this year.  Related to lamb's quarters which is a common weed in most gardens.  Plants are at least 4' tall now. The green leaves are edible, nutritious, and delicious!  Seed harvest will be when all the leaves have turned brown and fa...

    Posted on 7/18/2014 by jb_2011 | 33 Comments

    43 votes + -