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  • “Bedtime For Birdies”

    We have a routine at our house.  It changes time with the changing of the seasons but it always starts out the same.  I put on my rubber boots,  put some freeze dried meal worms into an old Folgers can, traipse into the yard and call out, “Bedtime fo...

    Posted on 6/24/2014 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

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  • Is Long-term Weight Loss Impossible?

      Hi friends, this post takes on a recent study that says it is impossible.  I mull this over, along with my current approach to maintaining weight, something that includes flucuations throughout the year, especially during the Summer and around vaca...

    Posted on 6/24/2014 by Robin1117 | 26 Comments

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  • Good things come to those who wait ...

    Bitesize, 15 minute abs, 7 minute workouts the list is endless. Everyone wants it short and quick. That's why Twitter is successful short (140 character) messages. Soundbites we all love soundbites don't we? In the same way newspapers and TV take bit...

    Posted on 6/24/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 12 Comments

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  • Predawn Sky

    I step outside and into the fading night, sunrise still in the distance.  Looking up, as I always do, the stars are obscured by clouds, clouds that are reaching down towards me early this morning.  These clouds can afford to tarry, patiently resting,...

    Posted on 6/24/2014 by forrl | 9 Comments

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  • Calories In, Calories Out - the whole truth? (5)

    To lose weight, you need to be in a calorie deficit. Calories in, calories out is the formula that works. The two statements above are true. So why, as I hover on the scales or wrap the tape measure around me for the umpteenth time, do I feel like I ...

    Posted on 6/24/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 14 Comments

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  • Response to TOPIC: I'm pathetic, did 3 mins on my exercise bike and dying :'(

    I'm 20, I weigh 274lbs and just thought I'd get back on my exercise bike. Did three minutes and I'm dying, chest getting tight and hurting so I had to stop. I used to be able to do 20mins straight without fail. Hate my disorder medication, made me ga...

    Posted on 6/24/2014 by yoovie | 23 Comments

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  • NSV?

    I looked in the mirror today while brushing my teeth and I think for the first time ever, I saw myself and thought wow, I'm pretty. Before I thought I was cute. When I think about it, it's kinda messed up and I sit here typing this with a couple tear...

    Posted on 6/24/2014 by _HeartsOnFire_ | 21 Comments

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  • Swimming Against The Tide

    “Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.”Robert Collier   And so it is, for most of us here, that on any given day we feel like we are sw...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by wordsandmusic51 | 13 Comments

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  • Hey, what are you doing to lose weight?

    **Last updated 8/25/14. All numbers are current to this date unless otherwise stated. This is for anyone interested to know what I'm currently doing to lose weight and get fit. Hopefully this will be somewhat helpful to a few of you.WHAT ARE YOUR STA...

    Posted on 5/19/2014 by LyndseyLovesToLift | 10 Comments

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  • Not sure if I need some smaller Jeans ;-)?

    Inspired by a friend (Kaleidoscope) I just dug out the Jeans I was wearing at the beginning (52" waist). Just a wee bit of difference I think? Strangely though I think these pictures make my head look a bit pointy ;-). 

    Posted on 6/20/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 8 Comments

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  • Long Run on The Longest Day (Pictures)

    I promised some pictures from yesterday's long Run. It ended up being 13.4 miles there and back. A really nice run though no seals in the bay today. I decided not to hit the 3 miles of trail down to the beach but I will next time I go (probably next ...

    Posted on 6/22/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 6 Comments

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  • Week 22 on MFP - Anger, Changes & Dreams

    Obviously, we are all here because of weight in some manner. I've been using MFP for 22 weeks now. My weight has dropped almost 33 lbs. if I counted all the ups and downs, I'm sure that number would be more then I currently weigh but I guess the roll...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by sarainiowa | 7 Comments

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     grew up to be the old lady in my yoga class.  she's more flexible than I.  she's shorter.   she's firmer and more muscular.she's a Virtuously Superior non-smoker, so she doesn't breathe heavy.  she's about a year and a half older than I.  she wears ...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by bwallace2012 | 17 Comments

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  • The Last Finisher

       We're talking about the last finisher of a 125-mile bike ride that boasts 16,500 (you read that right, sixteen thousand five hundred) vertical feet of climbing.The Garrett County Gran Fondo Diabolical Double (double metric century.)Here is the cou...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by Elliehmltn | 16 Comments

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  • 6 Pack Abs

    Hey Allll,Just testing the blog to see how it works and to see how many people are actually on here! If there are enough people, I definitely don't mind blogging about fat loss, life and the pursuit of happyness here =) Drop in and say a hello!  Tes...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by udt123 | 5 Comments

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  • Ignore that.

    Sometimes all the best qualified theory in the world does not actually mean it is correct. If you bothered to read my previous post you would be aware that I was going to take a deviation in my usual training and focus on HIIT type workouts to lose t...

    Posted on 6/22/2014 by Kiwitrailrunner | 7 Comments

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  • About last night...

    Last night I could not sleep. I found myself tossing and turning trying to ignore the voices in my head. They we were very loud and were repeating negative things. The focus was in the things about me that they did not like. They did not like...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by Sovi_ | 23 Comments

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  • That's Menopause, just accept it...."screw you"

    We live in a nice, older neighborhood and we all know each other pretty well; some of us are even friends. We share a driveway with our direct neighbor, just separated by a water hydrant. Needless to say, we see each other frequently and we always st...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by Becre8tive | 33 Comments

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  • Buddha's House of Porridge

    Expectations are a tricky thing. Set them too low, and you risk a life of unfulfilled promise. One where you never really challenge yourself or achieve your potential. Set them too high, and nothing is ever good enough. You struggle to meet unrealist...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by ihad | 12 Comments

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  • I Like My Body

    I've never said those words before. In fact, I've never even thought them. Those who know me well know that I have horrible body image issues; I can't see past all of my flaws and imperfections; I cant see what others claim to see when they look at ...

    Posted on 6/23/2014 by TinkerbellsDeception | 27 Comments

    32 votes + -