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  • 2015 Goals!

    It's time to take a look at the hits and misses of 2014! Here's a rundown of my goals I laid out on 2 Dec 2013, along with my 2015 goals next to them. My overall assessment of 2014 is that I consistently sold myself short, and that I have a lot more ...

    Posted on 12/10/2014 by SonicDeathMonkey80 | 9 Comments

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  • It's not a race

    Social media can at times be interesting. It’s our best foot forward(with the exception of MFP where I feel a lot of people can be more honest). “They aren’t that happy” well….. I am going to say maybe they ARE that happy. But does it matter? If the...

    Posted on 12/10/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 13 Comments

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  • It's your time to change

     I cannot rememeber how many times I have said " Holy sh%t, is this day dragging" or "Jeebus, I need another day off". And I started wondering, who decided that a day should have 24 hours anyway? Or for that matter, that a week should have 7 days? I ...

    Posted on 12/09/2014 by Derp_Diggler | 21 Comments

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  • The Good Samaritan?

    It is a perfect morning in Mississippi!  Absolutely beautiful!  The sun is shining, there is a breeze.  The temp 57F and 79% humidity.  Cannot ask for better weather.  With this lovely weather, I set out for my run. It was my goal to squeeze in 10 mi...

    Posted on 12/08/2014 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

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  • Today's NSV

    I am a lucky telecommuter. I no longer have to schlep into an office from day to day to do my job. Instead, I am able to roll over minutes before go time, wash my face, brush my teeth, and throw on any ol' thing before trudging 10 feet to my work sta...

    Posted on 12/02/2014 by Ceria | 16 Comments

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  • Watch how you talk about my friend.

    Watch how you talk about my friend.Self-loathing is a most difficult thing. There are times I deal with this in ways even I can’t comprehend. There are times when it’s nothing but an onslaught of negativity in my head. An avalanche of “why, goodness ...

    Posted on 12/09/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 17 Comments

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  • A Knot To Remember

    I'm always amused by scenes in old movies and TV shows where someone ties a knot around their finger to remind them of something (this was long before the creation of post-it notes, one of mankind's truly great inventions). Inevitably, they end up fo...

    Posted on 12/08/2014 by ihad | 6 Comments

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  • Absence and Presence

    (Imagine a little waving gnome here.) I'm Baaacccccckkkkkk.   Did ya miss me?  Did ya know I was gone?  Did ya know how much you can get done when you don't spend several hours a day trolling walls and forums?  Did ya know that it is possible to miss...

    Posted on 12/05/2014 by forrl | 23 Comments

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  • Procrastination, Justification & Patience...

     This was shared on my Facebook page this morning (http://www.dailygood.org/story/900/making-the-leap-grant-snider/) and I found it very timely for me.  I can be the queen of justification.  I am also a first class procrastinator.  Concoct some juicy...

    Posted on 12/05/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 25 Comments

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  • Hip update

    I saw a foot doctor this morning. I figured that after seeing a physical therapist and an orthotherapist that couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, I had nothing to lose by searching answers somewhere else. I decided to start by the bottom (my ...

    Posted on 12/04/2014 by JustWant2Run | 19 Comments

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  • Little Debbie or Little Devil -- You Decide

    Getting into the dreaded finals week almost always forces me to reminisce about previous finals week I have endured pre-weight loss journey. I am a huge stress eater. I eat when I’m stressed, happy, sad, angry, confused, bored, you know the emotion, ...

    Posted on 12/03/2014 by fitandsparkly | 9 Comments

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  • The living years- I've been here before.

     Ive written this blog before. Hurt with my parents. Not knowing how to deal with it. I'm a forgiving people pleaser with a gigantic heart but I am tired. I cannot forgive before I say what I need to say. I am your daughter and I love you, I always w...

    Posted on 12/03/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 9 Comments

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  • Don't Waste Your Life

    One year ago today, two kids I went to high school with were killed in a car accident. They were both a grade below me, and they were dating at the time. 18 years old and 17 years old. I didn’t know them personally on a friend level, but it’s just on...

    Posted on 12/02/2014 by fitandsparkly | 7 Comments

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  • Duality

    It was hot, and I was walking from work to the train station – about 1 kilometre, nothing strenuous. It was 5.15pm at the end of my “long working days”, the three days in a row where I’m out of the house for 13 hours straight with a horrible public t...

    Posted on 11/23/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 8 Comments

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  • A Visit To The Mountaintop

    A month ago I was hiking one of my favorite trails, enjoying the last of the colorful fall leaves and wrestling with some thoughts that had been troubling me. I decided to seek out a local wise man who was rumored to live atop a nearby peak and ask h...

    Posted on 12/02/2014 by ihad | 19 Comments

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  • The First One

    I was never the skinny girl. Wait, scratch that. I was skinny the first 6 years of my life. Maybe 7. But I cannot remember a day where I was comfortable in my own skin. Have you ever seen those cliché teen movies where the popular girl is going on a ...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by fitandsparkly | 29 Comments

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  • New Month Tomorrow--Unbelievable!

    Starting this journey in January, I never thought I'd actually stick to it like I have been. It's going to be 11 months on program December 3! I have gained as much wisdom and inspiration as the amount of weight I have lost. It's completely true--if ...

    Posted on 11/30/2014 by fitandsparkly | 10 Comments

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  • A filtered life

    I got up this morning and opened Facebook. I've been doing that a lot lately, mostly to look at other peoples' photos or to play Candy Crush with my youngest daughter. A friend had shared a Huffington Post article from June entitled "This Is Why You ...

    Posted on 12/01/2014 by AmandaHugginkiss | 23 Comments

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  • Circus Freak

    I remember at my heaviest. I often felt as if I was some kind of circus freak. I was a sideshow. An aberration from the norm. When things get that bad it so easy to see the worst. To see how bad things have become and how impossible it seems for thin...

    Posted on 12/01/2014 by downsizinghoss | 10 Comments

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  • Thanksforgiving

    I had done all forms of mental preparation in my head on the car ride to my mother's house for Thanksgiving. After all, last year I was poked, prodded, and told, "I hate you. " jokingly who knows how many times. Somehow over the years, it felt ...

    Posted on 11/30/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 7 Comments

    54 votes + -