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  • There Are No Words

    I'm not generally one to be moved by something I read online (I know, everyone says that), but in light of some things I've been finding out about myself, this really... really... hit me. If nothing else, I am posting it here so I can easily find it ...

    Posted on 12/19/2014 by Mr_Bad_Example | 33 Comments

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  • The Daffodil Principle~!

    The Daffodil PrincipleSeveral times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come see the daffodils before they are over." I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead. "I will come next Tuesday, "I promised, ...

    Posted on 7/18/2015 by Look_at_me | 19 Comments

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  • 2 Slices of Cake

     2 slices of cake...   ... are totally better than one chicken nugget. 

    Posted on 7/18/2015 by Mr_Bad_Example | 46 Comments

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  • The Power in Word Choice

    So I had an utterly random thought today that I wanted to share. Some of you may have already seen it on my wall, but here for posterity!Today's Odd Thought: So we all know how important and powerful word choice is, right? I just realized I'd started...

    Posted on 7/17/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 9 Comments

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  • Coffee

    Hey there, One of my friends sent me this, and it made me smile.have a good one :) *clink* 

    Posted on 7/16/2015 by Cranquistador | 25 Comments

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  • Hello Tootsies~!

     I wish I could upload a picture of my wiggling toes, painted in a beautiful metallic blue. Not too bad for an older lady, not bad at all.Now why is she sharing the story about her toes on her blog you might wonder?I love nail polish and I like to ch...

    Posted on 7/16/2015 by Look_at_me | 24 Comments

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  • Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

    Life happens.  Something comes up and our progress gets put on the back burner, then we forget about it.  We make excuses and find other things that we need to do instead.  Soon the spark of complacency turns into a wildfire of laziness. You might b...

    Posted on 7/16/2015 by usmcmp | 18 Comments

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  • Where the Heck Is My Stuff?!?

    Where is the phone? I need to make a call. Why isn't it in the cradle where it belongs?I'll just write a reminder to call him later.Where did all the pens go?Well, anyway I need to look something up first.Who took my books off the bookshelf?And who l...

    Posted on 7/16/2015 by ihad | 17 Comments

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  • I'm not losing weight - and I know why

    I have seen so many threads and posts about people not knowing why they aren't losing when they were - and they haven't changed anything.  I've seen a variety of answers to that, some snarky and some genuinely helpful.  The snarksters annoy me...whet...

    Posted on 7/13/2015 by Deena_Bean | 27 Comments

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  • 200 lbs lost in a year. 300 Total.

    On July 17 of 2014 my sister died – and my world changed. I'd been living with her and her family since 2004 when I was placed on disability for a raft of issues. I was diagnosed Super Morbidly Obese, I weighed in at 700 when I was hospitilized, I...

    Posted on 7/15/2015 by TannunisFred | 96 Comments

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  • Finding Strength

    Have you had a day where nothing seems to go right? Have you been awake late at night thinking about your failures? Have you gotten up early in the morning only to feel overwhelmed? I know I have. So many of those days I got up with zero strength.Fee...

    Posted on 7/14/2015 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • Car-Free Update, Day 5

    I'm late for work. I'll be 33 minutes late by the time I get there. Going car free definitely has a learning curve. Twice now, I've taken the wrong bus to get to work and thus time, I made some silly mistakes after taking said wrong bus.The weekend w...

    Posted on 7/13/2015 by chivalryder | 24 Comments

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  • At age 54 I'm RECLAIMING the lost little girl

    Being 54 years old and shopping in the junior section NEVER GETS OLD. I am not going to apologize. I'm not gonna hide. In fact all the woman's clothes are too big. What do you think that says of society today? I don't care. Others can do what t...

    Posted on 7/11/2015 by californiagirl2012 | 224 Comments

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  • The creatures of the forums

    The Wolves These are the smartest creatures in the forums. They either have knowledge and experience in the fitness industry, or they have the body to make up for the lack of. They are protective of their territories, and they often travel in packs. ...

    Posted on 1/03/2012 by usmcmp | 27 Comments

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  • Baby Steps

    Wow! So here I am, 1 year of logging on MFP and I'm so blessed to have my life change in so many ways. My knowledge, health, fitness, attitude, and energy level have all improved dramatically.I truly owe so much to my MFP friends, groups, the forums ...

    Posted on 7/08/2015 by BRaye325 | 34 Comments

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  • Vacation

    Recently I went on a vacation that covered a period of 10 days.  During my long vacation I managed to lose a few pounds.  It wasn't my goal to lose weight, but I did focus on making better choices than I traditionally do.  I wanted to take a minute t...

    Posted on 7/09/2015 by usmcmp | 10 Comments

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  • That’s What Friends Do

    This morning was my first scheduled long run for my Berlin Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) training. 17 miles. That’s a dozzie of a starter for a long run! Last week, I took it pretty easy.  I think my longest run was 8 miles.  I ran a total...

    Posted on 7/08/2015 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

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  • 14 Month Progress Pic

    The pictures on the left are from 5/6/14. Pictures on the right are from 7/6/15. From 258.2 to 244.2 (as of 6/18). So 14 months, 14 pounds...ironically. I tried to resize as best I could. Anyone else find this crazy? I was not low carb the first 9 mo...

    Posted on 7/07/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 47 Comments

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  • Recommitting and troubleshooting

    So I hit my one year MFP anniversary about two weeks ago.  I had thought I'd be so much farther along than I am. I had underestimated the emotional and mental hurdles I've had to clear along this path which is so much more than weight loss, so much m...

    Posted on 7/06/2015 by DarcyHamlin | 27 Comments

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  • The Best Day of My Life by Gregory M. Lousignont

    The Best Day Of My LifeGregory M LousignontToday, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever! There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did! And because I did I'm going to celebrate!Today, I...

    Posted on 7/06/2015 by makingamiracle | 13 Comments

    45 votes + -