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  • Puddles of Love

    Hey Phoenix, you’ve lost a lot of weight now. What about loose skin?Well guys, let’s get frank. It seems that many people don’t want to look like a Shar Pei puppy when they reach their goal weight, and who can blame them? I was rather concerned about...

    Posted on 6/22/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 16 Comments

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  • Vultures and Running

    A few days ago there was a list of most dangerous animals to runners circulating on Facebook.  I looked at the list and was amused.  It was a fun list and yes, some of the animals are intimidating when you encounter them on your run but for the most ...

    Posted on 6/20/2014 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

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  • In case you haven't heard, the scale might be lying to you

    I know you've probably heard the whole spiel about the scale being a liar, but I just think it never gets old.I will say that I definitely think the scale is a useful tool, but if it's the ONLY metric you ever use, it might be discouraging from time ...

    Posted on 6/22/2014 by jayliospecky | 29 Comments

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  • I Have Seen Strength

    I have seen strength. We come to MFP to lose weight, or get in better shape, or get stronger, or even just to socialize.There are people on here that have lost hundreds of pounds. Those that can lift the equivalent of a mid-sized sedan, and those tha...

    Posted on 6/22/2014 by downsizinghoss | 22 Comments

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  • She who never makes mistakes never did anything that is worthy..

    My motivational poster for the day.  We do not have to be perfect to succeed. We just have to NOT GIVE UP!!!!  Off to another very busy day. Remember it's still just another BEAUTIFUL day to MAKE GOOD CHOICES!MAKE IT HAPPEN :)-Roberta

    Posted on 6/19/2014 by californiagirl2012 | 1 Comment

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  • The physics of will and weight loss...

    It's a lazy Sunday. I have the day off of work. It's nice. It gives me the chance to do a bit of job hunting, and to read some things that actually interest me. One such distraction was this blog post: http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2013/12/a-ph...

    Posted on 6/22/2014 by George_Baileys_Ghost | 6 Comments

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  • Hahahahaha!!!

    MFH (My Favorite Husband) is sooooooo funny!!! We (MFH, #1 son and myself) drove to Caledonia, Mississippi, this afternoon for an ice cream stop.  (It was delicious, btw).  It was a lovely day for a drive and we had a very nice time.  The ice cream s...

    Posted on 6/21/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • Forgiveness - the 11 letter word (4)

    I was heading to a big family cook out yesterday.  Everyone would be there - all 35 of us - from my Dad at 87 to his newest great grandchild at 11 months.  We lost my Mom to breast cancer 2 years ago. I was thinking about her as I drove.  She taught ...

    Posted on 6/22/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 12 Comments

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  • Six Years

    (I really wish I could post this on Monday, but as I will be travelling for my job, I am going to go ahead and do this now just in case I don't get the chance to.) On June 23, it will have been six years since my Mother passed away. Even though it do...

    Posted on 6/20/2014 by LifeOfBrian78 | 22 Comments

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  • Analogies

    Sometimes it's hard to put myself first.  Or even second. Or even in the top ten.I was at the gas station the other day filling up the tank in my shiny, still new smelling car.  I've always taken excellent care of my vehicles.  I even name them.  My ...

    Posted on 6/19/2014 by 1yoyoKAT | 12 Comments

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  • Brett's a Cannibalish

    Here's my analogy of these threads (re:Whether or not all calories are equal). Your daily calorie allotment = a school bus Proteins = small children Carbs = average children Fats = fat children From there you can probably guess where I'm going. If yo...

    Posted on 6/20/2014 by yoovie | 9 Comments

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  • U Mad, Cow?

    In a world that has seen the horrifying emergence of parsley-flavored detox smoothies, it takes a mighty entree to restore a proper balance to the universe. Not just any food item, but the titan of taste, the great of the grill, and the king of them ...

    Posted on 6/20/2014 by ihad | 25 Comments

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  • Through Sara's eyes Graduation 2014...

    Dad: as the date became closer, I shared on MFP that the school asked parents to write a speech on each of their 14 graduating young adults, I was more than glad too and a few of you said I should blog it, I'm not much of a blogger but this one is we...

    Posted on 6/19/2014 by EEfromJersey | 11 Comments

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  • Right Action

    Tonight the air I breathe feels satisfying. My body is exhausted; I can feel that tingling achiness that comes from having worked out hard. Then there is the other tiredness that comes from having followed through with some obligations. I have reache...

    Posted on 6/18/2014 by jsalzat | 3 Comments

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  • Obscure Behaviors

    From the BI Facebook page---It's important that you identify those obscure behaviors that happen to be dominating your mindset and choices. They're so ingrained and habitual that often times you're not even aware they're happening.Consider this...You...

    Posted on 6/19/2014 by stroutman81 | 8 Comments

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  • Two Weeks Sober

    I hate the term "addiction" when it is abused by someone saying they're addicted to sweets or sugar. By now, most of you know this, but I've been done arguing in those threads for a while now. Once somebody retorted that I must have no idea what addi...

    Posted on 6/19/2014 by hollydubs85 | 20 Comments

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  • Just One Thing

    I'm looking down the barrel of 900 days of logging. I'm proud of that streak, mostly because prior to eating with intention and awareness, I'd try something for a bit, then stop because I didn't get the results I wanted. Or I'd get the results and wh...

    Posted on 6/19/2014 by futuresize8 | 11 Comments

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    and the Demon of Depression was the tour guide.  surely there must be better travel destinations....and more pleasant guides.  but we learn from our guides, who or whatever they may be.    anyway, I've had enough reasons, excuses, other people, exter...

    Posted on 6/18/2014 by bwallace2012 | 20 Comments

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  • It's All About the Steps....now

    So I am slowly regaining my groove, re-energized after I finally faced my biggest enemy...dun dun DUNNNN THE SCALE.  The monster that lives in my basement and must be awoken to either delight or tear me to shreds.  It was two months scalefree that in...

    Posted on 6/18/2014 by Joanne_happygramma | 4 Comments

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  • It All Comes Down to You (3)

    "To the gypsy that remains - faces freedom with a little fear." ~ Stevie Nicks Cravings.  Binge eating.  Out of control. Bad foods.  All negative things that can be overcome with one word:  Moderation.  It's bantered about the forums as an answer for...

    Posted on 6/18/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 28 Comments

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