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  • The Secret Club (14)

    My name is gypsyrunner.  I was a secret eater. I'm recovering and I don't practice anymore, but I did for a long time.  There is no secret knock or handshake.  There is no outstretched arm wave like the bikers use on the highway.  Never a knowing loo...

    Posted on 7/14/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 61 Comments

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  • Whatsoever Things

    In my early days of fatherhood, my wife, in her great wisdom, handed down an edict. "You are in charge of bedtime," she declared. It was a great way to ensure I had important bonding time with the kids after the very long days I was working, and it n...

    Posted on 7/14/2014 by ihad | 14 Comments

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  • I Lost My Kids!

    For the last couple of years I've been looking forward to this day. See, I have four children. My two big ones are just-turning-11 and nine. My two little ones are twins who are five years old,  with one of them taller and heavier than the other. Cal...

    Posted on 7/13/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 11 Comments

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  • An MFP Poem

    Once upon a time in a western meadowthere lived a lady named Eggomylegos. Eggo was tired of being jiggly and fat.She wanted to be so much better than that.So Eggo set off on a journey one day. Eating so little, she felt less than okay. She lost weigh...

    Posted on 7/12/2014 by eggomylegos | 21 Comments

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  • Hateful, Spiteful People

    Welcome to what is sure to be my first and last blog post. Despite my degree in the Engrish, I am not much of a writer. It's tedious process, filled with weird rules I don't care to remember. God help us all if spell check isn't working. But I have s...

    Posted on 7/12/2014 by itsfuntobenormal | 36 Comments

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  • To the Mean Bullies (aka my friends)

    Without question, the past couple of months have been a rough ride.  I have whined and wallowed and cried and been a generally miserable, out of control, self-destructive person. And yet, you have all stood beside me, behind me and in front of me to ...

    Posted on 7/12/2014 by Duck_Puddle | 26 Comments

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  • Thankyou - I'm not wasting my time Shock!

    I'd like to thank the people of MFP. Sometimes in my viewpoints I can be direct. I sometimes worry about this and wonder if I can come across rude or un caring. I do not though believe in telling people things just to make them feel better about bad ...

    Posted on 7/12/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 6 Comments

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    I think that most folks on MFP weigh themselves about once per week. A few stronger individuals don't weigh themselves at all. They let their clothes or body measurements be a guide to how they are doing; while others weigh daily, though it is not re...

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by Hanfordrose | 32 Comments

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  • Habits, hunger, tracking, and other thoughts.

    So lately I've been doing a lot of pondering about calorie counting in general.  While it's something that I use for my online clients, and I recognize the great benefit it provides people, I'm no longer of the mindset that tracking is the best long ...

    Posted on 7/12/2014 by SideSteel | 18 Comments

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  • #1 Daughter

    Many of you probably feel like you know my family after following this blog for some time.  You have heard a great deal about MFH (My Favorite Husband) and #1 Son, but the other important person in our family is #1 Daughter.  The four of us, we make ...

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • Let The Taper Begin!

    Finally!  The time has arrived and I am ready.  More than ready, actually.  It is time to taper. In reality, this should have been my first week of taper but, if you recall, my long run got pushed back to this week instead of last week.  I did get my...

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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  • 100 Pounds Lost (Picture Heavy)

    Never in my life would I have thought I'd be creating a post like this. Having lost that much weight is seriously crazy. Back when I was starting this journey, I was happy with just 5 pounds, but now that I've reached the 3 digits, I'm excited as eve...

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by Coach_Simon | 74 Comments

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  • Faults, Cracks, and Imperfections

       I look down at my hands on the steering wheel. As I do so, my eyes gaze at my legs in shorts. A year ago, I would've not worn shorts for embarrassment of the weight I'd gained and the nervousness of feeling exposed. Yet, I was still uncomfortable....

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 35 Comments

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  • Iocaine Powder: The Musical

     Everyone needs a little peace and quiet sometimes for the sake of their own mental health and sanity. But inconceivably, at those times it seems you frequently find yourself stalked by people who want to hang out with you. They don't appreciate or c...

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by ihad | 18 Comments

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  • Booty Progress

    No words of wisdom, inspiration thoughts, or sage advice today.  Just pics of my booty.  This is about 16 months' work of lifting/recomp, with one month of bulking thrown in at the end there. 

    Posted on 7/11/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 38 Comments

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  • I have shoes


    Posted on 7/10/2014 by forrl | 16 Comments

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  • Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

    My family, like most families, is unique in ways that I can't even begin to count. They've frustrated and confounded me, supported and helped me, and accepted me even when they didn't like the decisions I've made (though let's face it, just about all...

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by Mr_Bad_Example | 18 Comments

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  • Turning People into Trees

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by RaspberryKeytoneBoondoggle | 12 Comments

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    There's a movement on the horizon. No, not a bowel movement or any of the other things one traditionally associates with old age--rocking chairs, walkers, incontinence, false teeth, and Geritol. No. We are the new age of 'older folks'!I retired a wee...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by RUNNING_AMOK_1958 | 19 Comments

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  • The Beauty of 800 Days (13)

    In 200 days, I will reach my 1000th day on MFP.  In the last 800 days I have:  quit smoking.  stopped drinking 3 liters +  of Diet Pepsi every day.  quit using food as an emotional crutch and learned self control. been able to run 3.5 miles without s...

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 51 Comments

    103 votes + -