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  • I’m So Excited!!! (Turkey Trot Half Marathon Recap)

    It wasn’t chilly this morning in Mississippi.  Nope.  It was cold.  At gun time, it was 30F with 15 mph north wind.  Brrr!!!  It wouldn’t have been so cold except for the wind.  But it was what it was. The first mile was one big one mile long hill.  ...

    Posted on 11/27/2014 by MelisRunning | 23 Comments

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  • Winter Tree

     The wind has finally ripped the last of the leaves from the trees, exposing gray bark for the first time since mid spring.  My peach tree, once dripping with deep green leaves and the promise of late summer fruit, now stands barren and stark, solita...

    Posted on 11/27/2014 by forrl | 17 Comments

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  • What Strength Means to Me

    I felt like such a huge and utter disappointment to my parents when I dropped out of college. They had put so much emphasis on it. My mother had talked me into going straight after high school so she could maintain her child support. My father pleadi...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 12 Comments

    43 votes + -

  • Personal Roadblocks

    I was inspired to write this by an email I got this morning from JCD Fitness.  It was a sucker email to draw people in and make them want to buy the PDF he's releasing tomorrow.  I'm stealing his points because I think just being aware of them is the...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by usmcmp | 15 Comments

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  • The New And Only Slightly Improved Me

    So, let's talk about a more up to date, less heavy Dan. After 126lbs lost, you think I would be happy, I would be more comfortable and more confident about myself. That's how it's supposed to work after all. I thought that when I had lost a considera...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by Abstraktimus | 13 Comments

    32 votes + -

  • Castro The Cat AKA: Houdini

    Once upon a time, #1 Daughter got a kitten.  This is a cute little caramel and black colored little kitten.  #1 Daughter named this kitten, Kali. Kali grew up to be a pretty kitty.  She wasn’t a very big kitty, she was a delicate little girl. One day...

    Posted on 11/25/2014 by MelisRunning | 10 Comments

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  • A note on reaching 150lbs lost

    As of today, I've lost a bit over 150lbs. That's 46.5% of my initial starting weight. My goal has always been to lose 50% of my body weight, and go from a horrific 149.2kg (328.9lbs) down to 74.6kg (164.4 lbs).  I'm currently a smidge over 5kg (11 lb...

    Posted on 10/05/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 46 Comments

    117 votes + -

  • There is Chocolate in my Handbag

    There is chocolate in my handbag.There is chocolate in my handbag and it’s 3pm.There is chocolate in my handbag and it’s 3pm and I haven’t had lunch.There is chocolate in my handbag and it’s 3pm and I haven’t had lunch and I want to eat something.The...

    Posted on 11/24/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 29 Comments

    57 votes + -

  • Loved my "before" but not my "after"

    It's funny that when you truely commit to changing your life how quickly the trasformation begins. I'm not talking about the 5lbs you manage to lose when you make that 7 day commitment to the cabbage soup diet. No...I'm talking about the real deal, s...

    Posted on 11/24/2014 by Ceria | 38 Comments

    167 votes + -

  • Food, Abuse and Running

    I don't know about you, but I love it when someone gets on the fitness train and makes positive strides in their life. In July I met someone like that online. She had worked hard to get her life going in a positive direction. Getting the food, emotio...

    Posted on 11/24/2014 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

    61 votes + -

  • Just a Blip

    When I was a teenager I remember telling my mom that I didn't want to have children because I was afraid of going through labor.  As it turned out I needn't have worried since children were not in the cards for me regardless, but I digress.  My mothe...

    Posted on 11/24/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 29 Comments

    73 votes + -

  • Extremes

    If a little of something is good more is better right? This was my mindset in most things in my life.  Worked too many hours.. yes the money was great, but couldn’t enjoy it as I was always working.  Missed out on many memories with my kids when th...

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

    33 votes + -

  • More than CICO

    I'm not here to debate macros and micros or clean eating versus moderation.  I don't care what your stance is on any of that and I don't care what worked for you.  For many of us weight loss is actually about more than what/how much we eat and our ph...

    Posted on 11/24/2014 by usmcmp | 8 Comments

    30 votes + -

  • It's lifting time! (old 1400 calorie eating me is long gone)

    It's lifting time! MFP vs. Real Life - They are linked together! The interaction here definitely has an impact on our "real lives": for good and for bad. There are great articles on the forums (with and without a liberal heaping of drama). Specialty ...

    Posted on 11/23/2014 by Chevy_Quest | 11 Comments

    24 votes + -

  • Me and 5am.

    I’ve never become more familiar with the snooze button than this year. After struggling for a while to find a workout time that didn’t take from my loved ones, the answer was REALLY early. I was thinking this morning “ugh gosh this sucks” as I got ...

    Posted on 11/24/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 15 Comments

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  • When you're a stranger...

    This is supposed to be a fitness site, right? We're all here for the same reason, we're all in the same boat, we're all on the same journey. God, I hate the word journey. I also hate the band Journey. If you like either of them, stop reading now and ...

    Posted on 11/22/2014 by Mr_Bad_Example | 75 Comments

    78 votes + -

  • The Day It All Changed.

    I had tried a handful, even a footful of times to try and get my head to follow my body. I was eating the right things and fueling my body with goodness, trying to work-out and burn calories but my heart wasn't in it, my head wasn't even in it. I was...

    Posted on 11/19/2014 by Abstraktimus | 17 Comments

    48 votes + -

  • Motivation

    I posted this on my wall today...I REFUSE to be motivated by a motivational saying that contains a typo! It's a silly statement, but an interesting thought process flowed from that.Many of us look to pictures and words, fancy quotes, other people to ...

    Posted on 11/19/2014 by MireyGal76 | 9 Comments

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  • 10,000 Calories.

    I'm starving. I need to get home and eat. I haven't eaten in two days but I need it. I get home. I turn my bag upside down and empty the contents and before I can take my shoes off I'm at the cupboards. I'm on the hunt for food, I'm like a vampire cr...

    Posted on 11/21/2014 by Abstraktimus | 29 Comments

    106 votes + -

  • Embracing that old patchouli-smelling failure

    Failure, my old friend. This morning’s read was downsizinghoss' blog and I felt it was not only well written but an astute echo of many of my thoughts – I embrace projects in a large way, have crazy plans and fail often – there is constantly too much...

    Posted on 11/21/2014 by EvgeniZyntx | 9 Comments

    32 votes + -