Popular Blog Posts

  • Drill, baby, drill!

    When I started this lifestyle change in earnest less than 2 months ago, I bought a new leather belt online from the Full Figured Guy store (or whatever it's called).  By the time it arrived two weeks later, it was too large.  So I exchanged it locall...

    Posted on 1/29/2015 by makingamiracle | 26 Comments

    120 votes + -

  • The Inner Dialogue of a Conflicted Runner

    Brain: Let's get running. We're got a race to train for.Heart: We got this. No problem.Muscles: Feeling good. Feeling strong now.Physically and Emotionally Damaged Spine: Careful now you guys...Lungs: Maybe a little faster...Heart: It's the EYE OF TH...

    Posted on 1/30/2015 by ihad | 16 Comments

    63 votes + -

  • Paxton Withdrawal

    Last Thursday you would have found MFH (My Favorite Husband) and myself taking Paxton (my pudgy pooch) and the two cats, Kali and Castro over to Reggie’s House to play while we are in Colorado.  I love my pets and miss them while we are gone.  MFH do...

    Posted on 1/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

    22 votes + -

  • Honor, Courage, Commitment

    In Marine Corps recruit training we are taught core values and upon finishing our final test we are given a card with them printed on it.  These are characteristics that are expected of us from the day we join until the day we die.  During the 13 wee...

    Posted on 1/29/2015 by usmcmp | 12 Comments

    66 votes + -

  • 188 Me

    5'11" 188 pounds.  

    Posted on 1/28/2015 by Cranquistador | 50 Comments

    89 votes + -

  • Winter Sort of Sucks, but Food is Good

    Southern New England can a great place to live. There are sandy beaches in the summer, amazing colors in the fall, tulips and daffodils light up the landscape in the spring and then there is the joy of snow shoveling.MFP says I burned 3,097 calories ...

    Posted on 1/28/2015 by dsjohndrow | 9 Comments

    46 votes + -

  • Tell me again why you can't exercise.

    On February 9, 2014, at the age of 53, I had a heart attack.  After a rather quick trip to the hospital, cardiologists opened my primary coronary artery with a stent.  A second blockage in a secondary coronary artery could not be opened.  That corona...

    Posted on 1/27/2015 by makingamiracle | 55 Comments

    181 votes + -

  • Maintenance musings...4 months on :)

    I thought I would document these past 4 months since I decided to switch to maintenance in mid October 2014. * I'm still the same weight I was when I started maintaining - there are always fluctuations, due to water weight/hormones/new workout routi...

    Posted on 1/27/2015 by RunRutheeRun | 33 Comments

    66 votes + -

  • What I Have Learned...So Far!

    The title of my blog is "Learning to Lose, Losing to Live." So what have I learned? Well, I am STILL learning. I don't think learning ever ends -- no matter what the subject. And learning to be healthy is a BIG subject for me.  But I think there are ...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by cmfruin2012 | 15 Comments

    38 votes + -

  • Self-Shaming

    Upon logging into MFP this morning, I scanned through the past 2-3 days of posts from my newly widened circle of friends and saw a lot of negative comments. Not about others, but about oneself. This type of self-shaming is, in my opinion, harmful, co...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by cmfruin2012 | 51 Comments

    169 votes + -

  • Repurposed

    Repurposing is all the rage lately.  If you hang around in arts/crafts circles or browse Pinterest even a little you'll see it everywhere.  Repurposing is exactly what it sounds like.  Put simply, it's taking something that was intended for one use a...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 33 Comments

    122 votes + -

  • Fresh Fire

     I am under 180lbs for the first time in only heaven knows how long! With a current total loss of 74.6 lbs, I want to cue the Hallelujah Chorus!So, here’s the thing: I knew it was taking me a long while to get here—like, forever—but it wasn't until I...

    Posted on 1/24/2015 by AbsolutelyAnnie | 36 Comments

    173 votes + -

  • It's been a week...

    Why am I not skinny yet?!?We see this question on the boards pretty frequently.  Even veterans to the weight loss process have this thought cross their minds.  When we finally decide it's time to get rid of the fat we want it gone yesterday!What you ...

    Posted on 1/23/2015 by usmcmp | 59 Comments

    237 votes + -

  • what is the future

    Sadly this post will be washed away by a sea of posts and maybe some wont see it. But if it can motivate one single person for 2 minutes its worth every tap of the phone What you do today will determine what your future is . What future do you want??...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by walkonfire5 | 48 Comments

    79 votes + -

  • The Adult in My Car Finally Prevailed

    In November, I wrote about a particular world-class bakery that is on my way home from work.  To avoid temptation, many days, I take an alternate route away from it.  Today's alternate route took me past a new gourmet donut place called "Glazed."  It...

    Posted on 12/31/2014 by makingamiracle | 20 Comments

    75 votes + -

  • Your Temporary Binge Does Not Make You an MFP Failure

    One week ago, a longtime MFP friend unfriended me when I went on a one-day 6,008 calorie foodapalooza.  That made me think. Does a one day eating binge made you an MFP failure?  Your pet frog died.  Your significant other broke up with you.  The gara...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by makingamiracle | 70 Comments

    307 votes + -

  • I'm Not Normal, and FTR, I Doubt You Are Either

    A few days ago I posted a status asking my friends if they'd ever wanted to be normal but then realized it was a lost cause.  And judging from the response, I see that I'm not alone.  I'd wanted to feel "normal" for a long time, but as far back as I...

    Posted on 1/17/2015 by forrl | 16 Comments

    53 votes + -

  • What's your excuse?

    Another one of these pictures is making the rounds.  A woman who has had children showing off a great body and asking what others excuses are for not having an amazing body.*The following is my opinion.  You are more than welcome to disagree.*Maybe t...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by usmcmp | 20 Comments

    145 votes + -

  • The Perfect Cleanse

    All natural.Moderately tasty.Nutritionally valuable.Not a dirty food (once washed)Does not require understanding the difference between maple syrup A and B.Reminds you of those cute dancing raisins.Rather affordable.Deep Purple. Great color. Great ba...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by ihad | 4 Comments

    44 votes + -

  • The Honeymoon is OVER!!!

       The honeymoon period for New Years resolutions is coming to an end and many folks are starting to lose interest. Why?  I have been a fitness instructor for a little over 10 years and these are my opinions and observations. The biggest setback...

    Posted on 1/21/2015 by rides4sanity | 15 Comments

    64 votes + -