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  • So, it's been a 100 days. Well, maybe 105...

    So, it’s been 100 days.  And really, it’s been 105 days, but busy is busy and things just take a little more effort than usual. But let’s start at the beginning – my new beginning. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you already know how ...

    Posted on 9/26/2014 by RabbitLost | 29 Comments

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  • The Great MFP Conspiracy (42)

     According to my read on some forum posts of late, there is a group of mean people that are conspiring to undermine the success of other MFP users.  Now, I am not sounding the warning bells or anything, but I find it interesting that some MFP users ...

    Posted on 9/26/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 54 Comments

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  • Worth.

    "Is it really worth all that?" I hate that question. I hate it because it's usually the preface to a long explanation to why what you're doing is silly, or a bad idea, or too much work. It's what other people say to make you question the decisions yo...

    Posted on 9/26/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 15 Comments

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  • 14 of the best things about running 10,000 miles

    Over the past four years, my life has been transformed in many, many ways, for many reasons, but most of them can be traced back to the fact that I have become passionate about running. One device that I [almost] never run without is my trusty Garmin...

    Posted on 9/26/2014 by davemunger | 23 Comments

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  • Why I hate salesmen on MFP

    If I could instantly ban anyone from the forums it would be people who come to MyFitnessPal and try to sell things (this is why I am not a moderator).  I get irrationally upset over people who try to sell weight loss/fitness products and services.  W...

    Posted on 9/25/2014 by usmcmp | 56 Comments

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  • Challenge Accepted. ..

    I was 170 lbs, a size 16 in jeans.  Uncomfortable.  I topped out at 190 lbs before I had my second baby. I felt terrible but my life in stretchy pants had just become...comfortable.     Well, the light went off,  I stopped being afraid of pushing ...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 20 Comments

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  • Race Strategy: The LungStrong 5k

    It's time to get back on the 5k horse. My plan for the 2014-15 racing season is to focus on shorter road races: 5k, 8k, 10k, and 12k. In May I'd like to do one of the biggest races in the world, the Bloomsday Run in Spokane, WA, a 12k with over 50,00...

    Posted on 9/24/2014 by davemunger | 11 Comments

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  • Treading Water

    After the art of putting my face in the water, treading water was one of the first things I learned in swimming lessons when I was a kid.  I've always been pretty good at just staying afloat in one place, not progressing but also not drowning. There'...

    Posted on 9/24/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 15 Comments

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  • Methods without logging

    So this isn't a complete list of behaviors or habits for everyone as much as it's what I'm currently doing with my own diet.EDIT:  For anyone who just stumbled on this post, my previous few posts have sort of lead up to this.  Cliffs are that I'm not...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by SideSteel | 19 Comments

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  • Ready

    A Doctor should never tell me that I cannot do something.  That is like saying “Sick’em” to a dog. A year ago this past Summer, I was training for my first Marathon.  This was the Mount Desert Island Marathon in Bar Harbor, Maine.   At this time, I w...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

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  • New Plan of Attack

    Last night, I started a grocery list and left it on the kitchen counter. It's not unusual for me to discover I'm low on something when I'm in the middle of preparing dinner. The Hubs just sent me an email (Love my daily emails!) and in it, he said, "...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by futuresize8 | 3 Comments

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  • Conquering the Voice in my Head

    Suffered my first injury in lifting. It was my fault. I was having a great week both mentally and physically.  I'd claimed some PRS and had a chance to get out of my structured routine for a week. Well, that confidence transferred into forgetting tha...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 14 Comments

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  • Marshmallows.

    Once upon a time there was a marshmallow, squishy, sweet, and smiley. We'll call her Bessie. Bessie the marshmallow had gone through a lot in her life, some of which was her own fault, some of which was the fault of others, and some of which was jus...

    Posted on 8/22/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 15 Comments

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     back in the olden days - sometime after inflated pig bladders were replaced by footballs made of pig skin but before the game became Big Business -  football used to be a sport, a game the guys played for fun.  I taught in junior-high then, and used...

    Posted on 9/22/2014 by bwallace2012 | 18 Comments

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  • Doubt.

    I am 6 weeks away from the NYC marathon.  Yesterday I ran a race pace run at my planned race pace of 8:35.  This is to run a 3:45 marathon.  My 5k time predicts a 3:42 marathon so that's what I've been training for.  However, I am just so full of dou...

    Posted on 9/22/2014 by ZenInTexas | 17 Comments

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  • Old lady rambles.

    I turned thirty Saturday. There was very little fanfare, no trumpets, no giant party, no wise man came down from a mountain and imparted all the knowledge I need about life. The last thirty years of my life have been widly varied. From the days of my...

    Posted on 9/22/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 14 Comments

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  • Progress update -- no logging/tracking.

    Beginning around 8/20 or so when Sara left from her previous visit I weighed in around 189-190.  Today after a bit of a woosh I hit 182.4.  That's somewhere around a 7lb loss over just about 5 weeks.  Now taking that into consideration, I think this ...

    Posted on 9/22/2014 by SideSteel | 14 Comments

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  • Why I do the things I hate

    We all have those lifts that we absolutely hate.  You know which one I'm talking about.  The one you find a substitution for.  The one you never put in your programming.  The one you have to mentally build yourself up to do.We generally hate them bec...

    Posted on 9/22/2014 by usmcmp | 10 Comments

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  • Investing Wisely in All Things (41)

       I read this on line the other day:"Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400.  The money is yours to spend with only one caveat - at midnight, you lose any of the money you have not spent.  At 12:01 am, an...

    Posted on 9/21/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 33 Comments

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  • Immodesty??

    I just told someone to write down 100 things that they love about themselves.  The purpose of this is to help develop a habit that is not congruent with the self-loathing I hear about so often here. I'm going to list 50 things I love about me.   Then...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by RaspberryKeytoneBoondoggle | 31 Comments

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