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  • Painful Lesson Learned

    So, I've had some posts lately about how I've been doing a mid-day fast to help with cravings, calorie portioning, energy levels, and just to have another tool to use...Well, I've been tracking calories (without intentionally restricting them, becaus...

    Posted on 9/30/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 7 Comments

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  • Tomorrow Is a Big Day

    When I get up tomorrow morning I have to head to the doc's office bright and early. First I will have a battery of blood tests and then I will get my yearly physical exam. We'll begin by yours truly proudly reviewing my list of medications and vitami...

    Posted on 9/30/2015 by dsjohndrow | 16 Comments

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 + -

  • 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

    11 votes + -

  • Learning Bravery

    I walk through the crowded social hall of the old church with a slight catch in my hip. Even though a specific injury is blamed usually, it is more realistically a side effect of the weight that was re-gained two years past. As I often do, I adapted ...

    Posted on 9/14/2015 by downsizinghoss | 5 Comments

    40 votes + -

  • Night

    In the brightness of the day, it's easy to ignore the noise, the doubt.  Night falls and with it, the facade of strength.  Shadows loom, fear begins to inch forward, pushing, crowding closer. I beat it back, fighting it with self affirmation, w...

    Posted on 9/12/2015 by forrl | 5 Comments

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  • MAGIC UNICORN DIET (The Plan in Just 5 Easy Steps)

    Someting in my brain flipped yesterday.MLM's.  What are MLM's, well they are scams.  They are scams designed to take advantage of people who don't see that THEY are the bait.  They are the "customer" and they are the person who is too niave (I don't ...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by Erin_goBrahScience | 9 Comments

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  • Reflections on the Kobayashi Maru and Feeling Like a Fraud...

    A friend this morning posted some information about her own progress down a shared path, and gave me some credit for pointing her in a direction that she took off and ran down the path for herself...  It led me to summarize how torn I've felt lately ...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 20 Comments

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  • DittoDan's E.A.S.Y. Exercise Program

    This blog is to outline my newly created exercise program I designed for myself. Although some may think I'm joking below, I am DEAD serious about this matter. Someone once said I was "anti-exercise", they were mistaken. I have come up with the below...

    Posted on 8/05/2015 by DittoDan | 1 Comment

    10 votes + -

  • ICU to Marathon - Prologue

    ICU to Marathon - Diaries of a nearly dead man, ended with the finish of my first full marathon; the Cape Cod Marathon. As you are aware from reading the book (if you weren't too cheap to purchase it), you know that the underlying theme of my marath...

    Posted on 9/08/2015 by dsjohndrow | 6 Comments

    26 votes + -