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  • 10 Things which Really Helped Me Get Fit

    After 3 years on MFP, I have figured out a few things about weight loss, fitness and running. Most of it I didn't learn in the forums. ;)The most important is this, weight loss and fitness is fragile!I have met a few of the MFP clan in real life. The...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by dsjohndrow | 30 Comments

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  • Over Ambition, Negative Connotations

    I've come to the conclusion that having high expectations can lead to disappointment.  I even corrected my mindset on weight loss for this very reason.  For example,  I originally wanted to be a certain scale number as a permanent goal. It wasn't nec...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 10 Comments

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  • L & W at Crystal Cave <3

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by soberlicious | 6 Comments

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  • Becoming the Hard Place

    When I head out for a long ride on my bicycle, I find myself most looking forward to the hills. There's something about a fixed challenge. The hill is not going to give an inch. It's not going to become less steep or any shorter. It's just sitting th...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by ihad | 15 Comments

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  • The Toxicity Quotient (10)

     How are your people skills? Did you know there are toxic behaviors that can push people away? Of course, you do - you meet people like this everyday.  I read an article recently by Kathy Caprino (link at bottom of page). It contained a list of the s...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 26 Comments

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  • Before And After Photos - Requested by an MFP sister.

    Some of you have seen these photos before, but a friend asked me to put these up for some of my newer MFP friends to see. Unfortunately, I haven't had any photos taken since March; but this gives you an idea of changes that have occurred in my body a...

    Posted on 7/04/2014 by Hanfordrose | 21 Comments

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  • Phase II

    I wanted to call this post Phase IV after a 70s Science Fiction film about ants taking over the world. Sadly I've two more phases before that. It's been a tough week in Fatdoob towers. Various issues have happened that have caused a lot ...

    Posted on 7/06/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 5 Comments

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  • LCHF (low carb high fat) 4 Week Weight Loss Challenge

    The LCHF (low carb high fat) 4 Week Weight Loss Challenge is set up as an "Event" hosted by a facebook group I started in January... it's a closed group accessible to members only so posts don't end up on our friends' news feed. If you want to partic...

    Posted on 7/06/2014 by Barb_A | 2 Comments

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  • How not to unleash the carb monster within!

    Last night I learned a valuable lesson.   As I reached my weight loss goal a week ago, I decided it would be okay to eat some organic cherries.  That's the first lesson I've learned --&gt; Never to reward myself with food.  Back to the cherries... it...

    Posted on 7/06/2014 by Barb_A | 10 Comments

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  • Funtucky

    When #1 daughter (I have #1 daughter and #1 son…very convenient) was little, she was quite and very convinced that confetti was called, “Funtucky.”  I’m really not quite sure where she came up with this word, but ever since then, Confetti has been fu...

    Posted on 7/04/2014 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Oh no I'm going to a food truck festival....

    And I won't be able to eat all the food! But I did try!I had to laugh as I was heading out to the Food Truck Festival someone posted a thread about how to handle the food court at a mall.  I always have a hard time understanding those problems becaus...

    Posted on 7/05/2014 by jwhited71 | 15 Comments

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  • Special Snowflake

    That phrase gets bandied about all over the forums. Some folks use it as a crutch. Some folks use it as an excuse. Some folks wear it as a badge of courage. Me?  I use it as an explanation.See, when you hang out in a place like MFP, you see so many s...

    Posted on 7/04/2014 by andeey | 17 Comments

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  • My push to conquer the popular blog post div...

    Upvote that I may reign!I shall give you your hearts desire...(...unless I don't feel like it.)

    Posted on 7/05/2014 by George_Baileys_Ghost | 7 Comments

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  • Mutually Assured Destruction or Discussion or whatever...

    I think most Internet discussions hit the wall before they ever really begin.What we think we're doing:What we're actually doing:If we have two different understandings of what constitutes truth, no matter how skillfully, or passionately we argue, we...

    Posted on 7/05/2014 by George_Baileys_Ghost | 15 Comments

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  • Dr. Strangelove: or How I learned to stop worrying and love me some Murrica

    I've been blessed to see a significant portion of the world. You get a different perspective on your own country when you live and pay bills in another for a while. I'm not going to do a compare/contrast between this country or that. It's arbitrary. ...

    Posted on 7/04/2014 by George_Baileys_Ghost | 11 Comments

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  • Independence Day ... Free Your Mind (9)

    "I've fallen off the wagon.""I screwed up yesterday - so I binged all afternoon." "I've got a party this weekend, so I'll start over on Monday." "I do so well for 2 - 3 weeks and then I just can't do it anymore." "Every night I overeat by snacking - ...

    Posted on 7/04/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 26 Comments

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  • One year of Crossfit: Some thoughts

    I started Crossfit last July and figured I'd write up my thoughts about it and offer a few tips for people who might be just starting out.First off, if done properly Crossfit works.  It delivers as advertised.  You will be stronger, more mobile and a...

    Posted on 7/02/2014 by bostonwolf | 3 Comments

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  • Managing Expectations

     The Picture above is on one of our walks. Harley loves the water and luckily we have lots of it. The question is though what is he expecting to find? This day I remember he spent ages doing this and I sometimes wonder if his expectations are a litt...

    Posted on 7/03/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 9 Comments

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  • How rude...

    "Once you label me you negate me." Soren Kierkegaard Life and belief are far more complex and individual things than we would like to think. In my opinion, to reduce someone else's beliefs down to an -ist or -ism is one of the more disrespectful thin...

    Posted on 7/03/2014 by George_Baileys_Ghost | 7 Comments

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  • The Illusion of Editorial Control

    In a true democracy, the people ultimately decide... Happy Fourth! 

    Posted on 7/03/2014 by ihad | 3 Comments

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