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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

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  • Hot Tub-ish Review

    Anyone interested in a review of my hot tub-ish experience..This is the one I have:http://www.amazon.com/Intex-PureSpa-Portable-Bubble-Massage/dp/B00HHO0IEU TL:DR - LOVE IT!  I got it at target with my 5% red card discount.  It was $332 including 6% ...

    Posted on 7/06/2015 by Duck_Puddle | 5 Comments

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  • The Lady in the motorized scooter~!

    It was Friday, the day before the 4th of July and I had a long grocery list. I stopped at the store and walked behind a lady toward the entry. She was a tall and very heavy lady, she walked slowly and she was breathing heavily. We walked into the s...

    Posted on 7/06/2015 by Look_at_me | 22 Comments

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  • Blog #7: Water Fasting and Keto

    Blog #7 Fasting and KetoThis is a personal anecdotal commentary on Fasting and the Ketogenic diet. I am not a doctor, so the below is my understanding of fasting and its effects on your body. In the early '80's I read a small book on the benefits of ...

    Posted on 9/24/2014 by DittoDan | 13 Comments

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  • Confessions of a Numbers Nerd

    I admit it.  I am a numbers nerd. First off, we have to establish the fact that I stink at math.  I mean, I’m really, really awful at math! The last math class I took was my sophomore year of high school.  Algebra.  How in the world do they expect yo...

    Posted on 7/01/2015 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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  • How I Recovered from Setting Goals

    Without going into too much detail, and friend asked me today how to find her determination and such again.  She had achieve some major things and hit her marker, and then just stopped.  Everything.  Suffering from chronic pain, she posted this: http...

    Posted on 7/01/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 11 Comments

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  • Margin of Error

    Also, not to seem like a rebel against the system, but please please remember that calories are not set in stone.  Unless you have had hydrostatic metabolic testing completed, you have absolutely no way of knowing exactly how many calories you are bu...

    Posted on 7/02/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 14 Comments

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  • Invisibility. Again.

    I've been away for a little while.  I've not been a good friend.  I'm sorry.  I've been locked inside my introverted head.  I still am.  But I wanted to peek out and try to explain a little bit.  And I wanted to thank those who've hung in there with ...

    Posted on 7/02/2015 by forrl | 24 Comments

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  • Loving Ourselves!

    It doesn't matter how much we weigh as long as we are healthy and we are comfortable with ourselves! Some of us may want to be stick thin while others may feel great having curves. I for one am not paying all too much attn to the scale but am shootin...

    Posted on 7/30/2014 by FabulousFantasticFifty | 2 Comments

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  • How do I keep going?

    There has been a lot of talk of late amongst my various friends and groups about how we find the motivation and determination to keep going when we have already achieved some measure of success.  When you hit that dreaded halfway point, how on earth ...

    Posted on 6/26/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 11 Comments

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  • 10-Day Goals, Plans, and Affirmations of Sorts...

    I've just joined a group that focuses on setting goals for each 10 day period, so for accountability, here, too, I wanted to share. My Goals: Continue to stay off the scale.  Made a commitment to BFF to stay off until 7/13 (my birthday).  Last day on...

    Posted on 6/30/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 8 Comments

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  • Uh-Oh. I Smell Trouble!

    Well, it all kinda hit the fan this evening. #1 Son has a presentation at school tomorrow (he’s taking summer classes at Mississippi State University) and he needed to wear a necktie.  He had called and asked if MFH (My Favorite Husband) had a tie th...

    Posted on 6/29/2015 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

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  • Excuses, excuses, excuses...

    Is it me, or just the posts that I happen to read? I have read some pretty creative excuses for falling off the wagon, overeating and not succeeding at learning to eat healthy and exercise 3 times a week.People are pretty lazy. That is my perspective...

    Posted on 6/30/2015 by dsjohndrow | 47 Comments

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  • Running at Dark O’clock

    The time of year has arrived.  At least in Mississippi it has arrived.  Those of us who are training for fall marathons (like me) are trying to find ways to get in the required training runs and beat the heat at the same time. This may not seem like ...

    Posted on 6/21/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Paxton’s Necktie

    MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I have been out in the garage for a little while now making homemade ice cream.  Yummy!!! It’s not done yet. While we were out there (MFH is finishing it up.  It should be done in 10-15 minutes), we were feeding Paxton c...

    Posted on 6/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • Resilience, Part 2: The Value of Facing Difficult Challenges

    Over the course of the summer I'm writing a series of blogs on the topic of resilience, which is the ability to recover from a setback and move forward in the face of trials. Each blog can be read by itself, but they do build upon each other. You can...

    Posted on 6/29/2015 by ihad | 10 Comments

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  • Think in terms of behaviors. An alternative viewpoint.

    The collection of habits that you build around food and exercise will lead you to eventually maintain at a given bodyweight.In other words, if you're 200lbs but you have implemented a set of habits around food and activity that fit someone who is 180...

    Posted on 6/27/2015 by SideSteel | 30 Comments

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  • The diminishing me!

    I have been quiet here lately. Didn't feel like talking much, but although had to stay away from the "news feed" for a while.I have no I idea, when it became "in" to brag about bad food choices, but I read it here too often and it left me hungry.Anot...

    Posted on 6/19/2015 by Look_at_me | 23 Comments

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