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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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  • Wrapping Up Our Visit To Berlin

    *Loooong blog warning*  *Lots of pics* So many things have happened during our week here in Berlin, Germany.  I’ve wanted to share as much of it with you as possible. Seeing as we are flying home tomorrow, I’m going to tell you as many things as I c...

    Posted on 9/29/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 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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  • Berlin Marathon Recap

    What to say.   I did not make my goal time.  Not by a long shot!   I DID finish!  That’s what counts.   Here’s the story:   Up until mile 8, every single split was spot on.  The race was going perfect!  All of a sudden, my right knee kicked in with ...

    Posted on 9/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 12 Comments

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  • Tomorrow: Race Day!!! (lots of pics)

    I can’t believe it’s finally here!  It was last November (2014) that I received that email in German and I thought, “Huh?”  Then I found the translate button and screamed!!!  Squeeeee!!! MFH was concerned.  ”What’s wrong?” he hollered from his office...

    Posted on 9/26/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 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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  • Normal vs. Chaos - a message for my friends here at MFP

    Is it possible to be normal again?  This is what I have been asking myself after 3+ years on MFP.  I want a future where the healthy, "old normal weight" me, could live my life without all the compulsiveness I needed to get where I am today.   A...

    Posted on 9/26/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 11 Comments

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  • Sightseeing In Berlin and The Expo

    We were so tired last night!  Both of us slept about 13 hrs but after that, we’re doing pretty good!  We aren’t jet lagged or at least not feeling it.  We’ll take that!   We went down to the hotel breakfast.  We feel like we’ve scored big when we ge...

    Posted on 9/24/2015 by MelisRunning | 8 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

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  • We Are In Berlin!

    We made it to Berlin and we are super tired!  Hahaha!!!  I’ll try to catch you up to date with what all’s happened.  If this isn’t coherent, my apologies.  I need some sleep.  HA! We left Birmingham, Alabama for the airport at 5:00 am Tuesday.  By th...

    Posted on 9/23/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • I Love Being Skinny

    Ok, that was the thought that just passed through my mind and now I’m sitting here smiling as I type this.  I’m just so proud of myself.  Feeling this good, has it ever been this good in my skin before.  Clothes fit, muffin top seems to be a thing fr...

    Posted on 9/22/2015 by Angela26point2finisher | 8 Comments

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  • I Still Suck at This

    I have logged in to MFP everyday for 1565 days. Some may see this as commitment, others as a waste of time on social media. And there are some that probably think I don't need a crutch and should do something else with my new found skinniness.I wish ...

    Posted on 9/22/2015 by dsjohndrow | 10 Comments

    65 votes + -

  • Blog #3 "The Book"

     Blog #3:  Reading "The Book"So I started reading this book, "The Art & Science of Low Carb Living" and it has a solution I think I can do. When I first starting reading it, it described itself as a "Low Carb, High Fat" diet. I had to do a "doubl...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by DittoDan | 8 Comments

    14 votes + -

  • Easy Peasy~Just a Pic

    Posted on 9/19/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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  • Broken, But Not Yet Beaten

    I am lonely.  Sometimes deeply, achingly so.  I've tried everything I can think of to fix the emptiness and I can't find the fix for the hole inside of me.  Sometimes it echoes and reverberates through my world and all I can feel and think and hear...

    Posted on 9/21/2015 by forrl | 12 Comments

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  • First Dr. Check-up since starting this new life.

    So after I began eating differently this past April, I checked into this program offered by my insurance called the Weight Management Program.  The program gives you access to a gym, dietician, and trainer, so I filled out all the paper work, and had...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by chucktaylor78 | 2 Comments

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  • Packing For Berlin

    It’s Wednesday and a “Pinch myself, I’m dreaming” day. Once week from now I will be in Berlin and probably strolling around the zoo.  That is the first touristy thing MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I have planned while in Germany. Why the zoo?  Well, ...

    Posted on 9/16/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Best Friends~Paxton and Kali

    We have had a particularly hot and humid summer in my part of Mississippi.  It been challenging to be outdoors during the daytime hours.  It has been especially tough on my puppy, Paxton. Paxton has a difficult time breathing in weather extremes.  If...

    Posted on 9/15/2015 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

    12 votes + -