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  • Breaking out of starvation mode

    I was surfing the internet today and ran across this article by Tom Venuto, who has been in the weight loss and fitness industry since 1989.  He's a personal trainer, nutrition consultant, motivation coach, fitness model, health club manager and best...

    Posted on 3/08/2012 by alliover | 3 Comments

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  • How It Really Is

    I have been writing this blog for a long time - like 5 years or something like that. I have filled the inter-webs with a lot of crap and a few pathetic stories. Possibly I have encouraged one or two folks to eat celery instead of a donut with their m...

    Posted on 8/30/2016 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

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  • One Year Down--Thoughts and Plans

    I tried to write this post more than a week ago and in the time since then I've changed my thoughts somewhat, and so this has gone from a discussion of old and new goals to something much more unfocused.In general, I'm someone who loves anniversaries...

    Posted on 2/16/2015 by lemurcat12 | 3 Comments

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  • Compass

     A while back, I began asking questions musicians have asked:  "Have you come here to play Jesus / To the lepers in your head?",  "Am I  part of the cure, or am I part of the disease?", "Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?"  I've been thi...

    Posted on 8/28/2016 by CompressedCarbon | 7 Comments

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  • Race Report: Emerald City Half Marathon

    Race Report:The weather is warm: Red Flag conditions.  We’ll be starting with the temps in the low-mid 70’s and humidity percentage in the high 90’s (Garmin actually says it was 100%).  The skies are partly cloudy, and the sun rises to reveal a hazy ...

    Posted on 8/28/2016 by bennettinfinity | 11 Comments

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  • Pardon my absence . . .

    Wow!  It has been a while since I last blogged -- July 31st to be exact so almost four weeks (feels like longer).  The reason for that is multi-faceted and of course there is a story . . .August has been a very busy month!  My mother-in-law finally a...

    Posted on 8/25/2016 by LogR4Life | 17 Comments

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  • Stop the Food Pushers!

    Don't you just hate it when "no thank you" doesn't work? What do you do if those inconsiderate family members, friends and Type-A soccer moms continue to offer you food, suggest the worst restaurants, drinks and other deadly treats?Well, here is an a...

    Posted on 8/24/2016 by dsjohndrow | 42 Comments

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  • I am Summer

    The old wooden slat rocking chair protests as I settle down into it. It creaks as I lean back to enjoy the surprisingly cool breeze washing over the front porch. Thunder rolls overhead through the thick clouds as the occasional flash bulb of lightnin...

    Posted on 8/18/2016 by downsizinghoss | 13 Comments

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  • After 900 days and this...

    900 days of logging - that's a lot. Almost 2.5 years of my life and I still don't have a real grip on it! Ok, ok, so I know a LOT more than I did - but I can sit here typing and tell you that I'm currently a fish out of water.  I know what works f...

    Posted on 8/15/2016 by Deena_Bean | 21 Comments

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  • Short Answers to Complex MFP Questions

    You may have read some of the Message Boards here on MFP. There are hundreds of thousands of them! The categories are diverse, ranging from Success Stories to Nutrition and Chit-Chat. Each one appears to be crafted by experts in their field. With suc...

    Posted on 8/16/2016 by dsjohndrow | 25 Comments

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  • Trying to Find a Picture

    I spent some time the other day digging through old albums and photo boxes. The crisp kodak paper still firm as I flipped by them with my finger tips. An outdated card file in a digital world. Old images of an amazing childhood and life to be envied....

    Posted on 8/14/2016 by downsizinghoss | 13 Comments

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  • Sound Familiar?

    So you all may have noticed that I have been logging in regularly for a long time (over 650 days) but my loss has been relatively small (18.5lbs). Allow me to give you some insight on why.Back over 650 days ago I knew I needed to do SOMETHING but I w...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by karbruce | 4 Comments

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  • Rewarding Your Weight Loss with Ink

    Although they've been around for a long time, tattoos are pretty popular these days. For us weight-losers a tattoo is pretty enticing now that we don't have to cover ourselves in XXXL t-shirts and stretch pants. It could be a celebration.At 57 I got ...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by dsjohndrow | 27 Comments

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  • Real talk - its too long for a status.

    January 1st was the beginning of a new binge free streak for me one that I can proudly say has gone 220 complete days.  At that time I made one promise to myself and that was to learn to love me, the me that is right now, not to wait until I lost wei...

    Posted on 8/05/2016 by DerangedPixi | 9 Comments

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  • Blog

    The reaction of half the people on my FL today..  

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by SaintGiff | 9 Comments

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  • heart shaped rocks

    i've been having a really hard time.  a scary hard time.  i'm the girl who always sees the positive for her friends.  probably for myself as well but that seems like such a gray area right now.  i hate the heart squeezing moments where i feel as thou...

    Posted on 2/04/2015 by karinaApplebombinos | 1 Comment

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  • I'm going

    on vacation, and you're not.  

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by andeey | 10 Comments

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  • Which is worse, the blog, or the bloggers?

     As of today I've been reading the most popular blogs, and instead of feeling like:  I feel like this happened, instead:  

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by EddieHaskell97 | 6 Comments

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  • The Battle I Didn't Choose

    My name is David and the doctor says I have cancer. Still. I have had it before. I had surgery a few times. Each time there has been success. It set me back in my training, I missed a few marathons, but I emerged with a normally functioning life.Last...

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by dsjohndrow | 56 Comments

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  • Deadlifts and meditation

    As someone who suffers from anxiety I can't just sit around and meditate.   My brain goes into overdrive and suddenly I'm worrying about everything.  I've tried many methods of clearing my mind, but in the end it just doesn't work for me.Deadlifts ac...

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by usmcmp | 12 Comments

    28 votes + -