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  • Resilience, Part Four: Something Is Better Than Nothing

    Something is not just better than nothing, it's waaaaaaay better than nothing.I've been writing a series of blogs on the topic of resilience, which is the ability to recover from a setback and move forward in the face of trials. Each blog can be read...

    Posted on 10/21/2015 by ihad | 6 Comments

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  • How My Half Marathon Went to $hi1

    Sunday, October 18th, I ran my 64th sanctioned road race. It was the 'Gansette Fall Half Marathon. I even got my shorts on pointing in the right direction - it did take 2 tries. I even wore an extra pair of underwear. My friend Sandy said that after ...

    Posted on 10/20/2015 by dsjohndrow | 10 Comments

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  • Half Ironman--Comedy of Errors

    My Olympic tri was just south of Springfield, and this one was based in a town called Neoga, on Lake Mattoon, in central Illinois.  Once again I wondered why I hadn't gotten my act together to do any of the same distance races closer to home, especia...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by lemurcat12 | 3 Comments

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  • This is how I feel

    This has been a good week, a little challenging, but not so much that I feel defeated - and definitely far less challenging than my stupid head had worked it up to be.I'm super proud of myself for getting up early to work out every morning. I will ag...

    Posted on 10/01/2015 by Deena_Bean | 6 Comments

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  • Streak of life!

    I hit 250 consecutive days of logging in to MFP. I'm so proud of me for committing to myself and sticking with this! MFP has been instrumental in changing my life. Plus, it's led me to find some of the greatest people that I can call friends!! I wish...

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

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  • Resilience, Part 3: A Powerfully Motivating Purpose

    I'm writing a series of blogs on the topic of resilience, which is the ability to recover from a setback and move forward in the face of trials. Each blog can be read by itself, but they do build upon each other. You can find the beginning of the ser...

    Posted on 10/13/2015 by ihad | 5 Comments

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  • The Perfect Rock

    At the beginning of this year I decided that every time I go for a walk on the beach I would find a rock to take home. I put them in a bowl by my bed, to remind me how much I love the beach, and that I should go more often. Sometimes it takes me a wh...

    Posted on 9/09/2015 by sun_fish | 4 Comments

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  • Lessons along the way

    The lessons I have learned from eating this way have really been too many to list! I've learned more about myself and how food affects it through MFP and the awesome Pals I have here too! I'm still amazed, everyday, about the control I have over food...

    Posted on 10/06/2015 by Karlottap | 3 Comments

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  • Honestly, RUFKM?

    Is it me, or just the posts that I happen to read? I have read some pretty creative excuses for falling off the wagon, overeating and not succeeding at learning to eat healthy and exercise 3 times a week.Here are some of my favorites – and oh yeah, I...

    Posted on 10/06/2015 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • That's Gonna Leave a Mark

    We each leave an impression on everyone we meet, every interaction we have, even if we don't think we do.  It may be a gash across another's personality, helping to build a bridge in to their  thoughts, maybe a snowflake's shadow on their heart.  B...

    Posted on 10/02/2015 by forrl | 7 Comments

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  • Little Steps Can Add Up

    It was three years ago. I was at the point where I had lost over 100 pounds and was starting to plan for what my life in maintenance would look like. I wanted to put in place strategies that would help me stay active when the driving focus on losing ...

    Posted on 10/02/2015 by ihad | 8 Comments

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  • 1000 Posts / 100 Pounds Lost

    So here I am on the day I just hit the 100 pound lost mark. I'm contemplating what the key items are that continue to help me be successful with my fitness. I am a firm believer in paying it forward to share whatever works for me so perhaps it can he...

    Posted on 9/02/2015 by BRaye325 | 10 Comments

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  • Painful Lesson Learned

    So, I've had some posts lately about how I've been doing a mid-day fast to help with cravings, calorie portioning, energy levels, and just to have another tool to use...Well, I've been tracking calories (without intentionally restricting them, becaus...

    Posted on 9/30/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 7 Comments

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  • Tomorrow Is a Big Day

    When I get up tomorrow morning I have to head to the doc's office bright and early. First I will have a battery of blood tests and then I will get my yearly physical exam. We'll begin by yours truly proudly reviewing my list of medications and vitami...

    Posted on 9/30/2015 by dsjohndrow | 16 Comments

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  • This Keto Life for me!

    Learning this woe is a challenge, but the rewards are so much greater than any difficulty I had when I was adapting to becoming a fat burning machine! I'm so glad I've hung with it and have been able to help myself in so many ways. I'm actually consi...

    Posted on 9/29/2015 by Karlottap | 3 Comments

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  • Diary of a Food Addict

    NOTE: I know that there will likely be a whole argument around the true nature of addiction and the term addict, but that is not the purpose of this writing.  Please consider that before making any argument on that basis.  My addiction did wreck my l...

    Posted on 7/09/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 11 Comments

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  • The real me.

    The family and I just took a short vacation and toured around Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley.  As is the "norm" we took a billion photos and as I was looking at them, any time I came across one with me in it, I automatically went into "edit" m...

    Posted on 9/26/2015 by andeey | 19 Comments

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  • I believed

    A boy told me he loved meAnd I believedWrapped the words around meA cold, wet blanket of liesA boy told me he loved meAnd I believedRelishing rare positive momentsIsolated among hours upon days of tormentA boy told me he loved meAnd I believedFought ...

    Posted on 9/23/2015 by srslybritt | 5 Comments

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  • Pressures of Weight Loss vs Healthy Living

    In my "distant" but very vivid past, I have cracked under the self induced pressures of losing weight, multiple times!  I see others going through these same pressures on a regular basis!  To them and myself, I say.. Be Healthier and Happier TODAY!  ...

    Posted on 9/23/2015 by BreakingOldHabits | 3 Comments

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  • Compulsive Behaviors and General Addictions - The Chaos

    I know I have an addictive personality.  I always have.  I don't know at what point I realized this.I never managed to become an alcoholic, primarily because I remember as a pre-teen being in a van with my mom, driving behind my drunk father in anoth...

    Posted on 9/21/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 13 Comments

    14 votes + -