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  • Which road?

    Often our lives, especially weight loss, are compared to a journey.  Many of our choices impact the destination. When we start out wanting to lose weight the only thing some of us care about is the scale number decreasing.  At this point it doesn't m...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by usmcmp | 9 Comments

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  • Yesterday, I met my hero.

    Yesterday I had the honor to chat with Ruth Bader Ginsburg - a brilliant lawyer, an inspiration to me and so many women, a groundbreaker, a world-changer, an amazing person with biting wit and sharp insight. How did I spend this precious time with th...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by ShannonMpls | 15 Comments

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  • I Bought the Pants

    I have spent the last four months in flowy, breezy, drapey colorful clothes. It's been a summer of sandals and vibrant toenail polish, big bracelets and beaded necklaces. Yesterday, as I sat in my cube at work with my feet freezing inside of my dress...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by futuresize8 | 3 Comments

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  • Stubborn vs Stupid

    I am either very, very stubborn or very, very stupid.  Are stubborn and stupid synonyms? In my case, they may be. I set out this morning to get a feel as to just where I was with this concussion and my fitness.  I wanted to be able to determine if th...

    Posted on 9/14/2014 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • Nobody Knows 2009/2014- Phoenix Rising

    There was one song I deeply connected to back when darkness kind of enveloped my life. A lot of times, music to me is a deep-set emotional outlet. I get lost and for a moment, nothing matters. I've wrote about the fact that back in 2009, there was a ...

    Posted on 9/02/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 3 Comments

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  • Writing on the tablet of a heart

    This morning I was getting ready for work in the bathroom, when I heard my oldest daughter (9yrs old) calling me.I went into her room, and climbed into her bed, and she crawled into my arms. I covered her in kisses and just loved on her for a while. ...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by MireyGal76 | 20 Comments

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  • Blindfolded

    When my best friend in high school sat across from that table from me in high school. When I looked into her face and remembered all those precious moments we'd spent together. The laughter, the fights, the tears. It made me more receptive to words t...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 10 Comments

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  • The World is Ugly

    You read that right. Yes, that word means what I think it means. I see it every day.People kill, rape, beat, steal, lie, hate. I've watched animals rip each other apart, watched infections spread, feel the cruelty of life. Watched Sarah McLachlan si...

    Posted on 9/14/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 8 Comments

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  • Learning to keep my mouth shut...

    Or It's none of my business how you lose weight.During my evening short, slow walk with Cora, I encountered an acquaintance/friend  of mine.  We attend the same church, have participated in a couple of community service activities together and say "h...

    Posted on 9/15/2014 by Calliope610 | 15 Comments

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  • No Streetcar Named Desire

      Desire in itself never accomplished anything. People plan the journey of a lifetime, closing their eyes and wishing with all their might to arrive at the Grand Canyon or the Tower of Pisa, then look about in utter surprise, unable to believe they h...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by fivethreeone | 4 Comments

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  • Ask and Ye Shall Receive

    I might have asked for prayers to survive the gym this afternoon before I checked out of work.  I return, several hours later, and THIS is what I find on my wall.   Our forrl, who is at the gym, thy deadlifts done, bench press to come. Lead her to th...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by forrl | 7 Comments

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  • Tough Mudder Report - North West UK - 2014

    Tough Mudder 13.9.2014I just finished a Tough Mudder, I joined Iron_Feline in the North West of the UK and with her friends/family we all acquired a very wet and muddy (and sweet) experience. I'm also returning with a few bruises, lots of scratches a...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by EvgeniZyntx | 17 Comments

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  • When the Person Who Betrays You is Yourself

    I write of strength both inner and outer. Of finding clarity in your movements in life and the monumental feeling of being triumphant in your pursuits against all odds. But what I don't write about is the struggles I face against myself. I'm angry. D...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 13 Comments

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  • I need some decorating advice.

    Sunday afternoon - We did some family grilling.  As usual, I moved a metal patio table and placed our dependable little kettle grill on top of it.  When I moved the table, I tweaked something in my lower back.  Yeah, I know.  I should have lifted wit...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by makingamiracle | 13 Comments

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  • Lies! Caught in the End...

    Uncle Question of the Day – Video Taped for Posterity...  Is it ever OK to lie? What was the last lie you got caught in?   Mom – Kids, Uncle Tann wants to know if it's OK to lie? Kid 1, 2, 3, 4 – No! Mom – Why Not? Kid 3 - Because Mom always finds o...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by Tannun | 17 Comments

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  • You haven't always been this motivated.

    Not all know, but by now most do. My beloved fiancé is not quite as into fitness as me. And by that I mean he has a spot on the couch all my friends know as his and he rarely moves. I quit smoking on New Year’s Eve, and he has promised to before the ...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 20 Comments

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  • Hallelujah! Holy ****! Where's the Tylenol? (39)

     Before I write my first sentence, let me just say that I have been guilty of ranting before.  I have done it on Facebook and MFP.  If I'm honest, in my younger years, I have ranted to people's faces.  I have always looked at my rants as simply stand...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 14 Comments

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  • What If...

     (On 9-16-14, edited to add some points that may help those of you who don't know me and just stumbled by here understand why this experience matters to me. Thanks for your insight.)The company I work for gives employees a credit toward lunch in our ...

    Posted on 9/15/2014 by futuresize8 | 42 Comments

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  • Terra Firma

    "Terra Firma" is a Latin phrase meaning "solid earth." There is nothing like running on Terra Firma!  What a welcome change from last week.  What a happy thing for my equilibrium, too! When I began walking last Wednesday, it was pretty rough, to be h...

    Posted on 9/15/2014 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

    24 votes + -