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  • Winter Sort of Sucks, but Food is Good

    Southern New England can a great place to live. There are sandy beaches in the summer, amazing colors in the fall, tulips and daffodils light up the landscape in the spring and then there is the joy of snow shoveling.MFP says I burned 3,097 calories ...

    Posted on 1/28/2015 by dsjohndrow | 9 Comments

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  • Tell me again why you can't exercise.

    On February 9, 2014, at the age of 53, I had a heart attack.  After a rather quick trip to the hospital, cardiologists opened my primary coronary artery with a stent.  A second blockage in a secondary coronary artery could not be opened.  That corona...

    Posted on 1/27/2015 by makingamiracle | 55 Comments

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  • Maintenance musings...4 months on :)

    I thought I would document these past 4 months since I decided to switch to maintenance in mid October 2014. * I'm still the same weight I was when I started maintaining - there are always fluctuations, due to water weight/hormones/new workout routi...

    Posted on 1/27/2015 by RunRutheeRun | 33 Comments

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  • What I Have Learned...So Far!

    The title of my blog is "Learning to Lose, Losing to Live." So what have I learned? Well, I am STILL learning. I don't think learning ever ends -- no matter what the subject. And learning to be healthy is a BIG subject for me.  But I think there are ...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by cmfruin2012 | 15 Comments

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  • Self-Shaming

    Upon logging into MFP this morning, I scanned through the past 2-3 days of posts from my newly widened circle of friends and saw a lot of negative comments. Not about others, but about oneself. This type of self-shaming is, in my opinion, harmful, co...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by cmfruin2012 | 51 Comments

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  • Repurposed

    Repurposing is all the rage lately.  If you hang around in arts/crafts circles or browse Pinterest even a little you'll see it everywhere.  Repurposing is exactly what it sounds like.  Put simply, it's taking something that was intended for one use a...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 33 Comments

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  • Fresh Fire

     I am under 180lbs for the first time in only heaven knows how long! With a current total loss of 74.6 lbs, I want to cue the Hallelujah Chorus!So, here’s the thing: I knew it was taking me a long while to get here—like, forever—but it wasn't until I...

    Posted on 1/24/2015 by AbsolutelyAnnie | 36 Comments

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  • It's been a week...

    Why am I not skinny yet?!?We see this question on the boards pretty frequently.  Even veterans to the weight loss process have this thought cross their minds.  When we finally decide it's time to get rid of the fat we want it gone yesterday!What you ...

    Posted on 1/23/2015 by usmcmp | 59 Comments

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  • what is the future

    Sadly this post will be washed away by a sea of posts and maybe some wont see it. But if it can motivate one single person for 2 minutes its worth every tap of the phone What you do today will determine what your future is . What future do you want??...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by walkonfire5 | 48 Comments

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  • The Adult in My Car Finally Prevailed

    In November, I wrote about a particular world-class bakery that is on my way home from work.  To avoid temptation, many days, I take an alternate route away from it.  Today's alternate route took me past a new gourmet donut place called "Glazed."  It...

    Posted on 12/31/2014 by makingamiracle | 20 Comments

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  • Your Temporary Binge Does Not Make You an MFP Failure

    One week ago, a longtime MFP friend unfriended me when I went on a one-day 6,008 calorie foodapalooza.  That made me think. Does a one day eating binge made you an MFP failure?  Your pet frog died.  Your significant other broke up with you.  The gara...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by makingamiracle | 70 Comments

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  • I'm Not Normal, and FTR, I Doubt You Are Either

    A few days ago I posted a status asking my friends if they'd ever wanted to be normal but then realized it was a lost cause.  And judging from the response, I see that I'm not alone.  I'd wanted to feel "normal" for a long time, but as far back as I...

    Posted on 1/17/2015 by forrl | 16 Comments

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  • What's your excuse?

    Another one of these pictures is making the rounds.  A woman who has had children showing off a great body and asking what others excuses are for not having an amazing body.*The following is my opinion.  You are more than welcome to disagree.*Maybe t...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by usmcmp | 20 Comments

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  • The Perfect Cleanse

    All natural.Moderately tasty.Nutritionally valuable.Not a dirty food (once washed)Does not require understanding the difference between maple syrup A and B.Reminds you of those cute dancing raisins.Rather affordable.Deep Purple. Great color. Great ba...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by ihad | 4 Comments

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  • The Honeymoon is OVER!!!

       The honeymoon period for New Years resolutions is coming to an end and many folks are starting to lose interest. Why?  I have been a fitness instructor for a little over 10 years and these are my opinions and observations. The biggest setback...

    Posted on 1/21/2015 by rides4sanity | 15 Comments

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

     My husband is still out of town and I can't wait for him to come back on Friday. He loves my cooking and he is one of the blessed people, who can eat whatever he wants and never gains weight. He is healthy and there is no need for him to follow my n...

    Posted on 1/20/2015 by Look_at_me | 23 Comments

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  • Beast Part Deux

    Final time: 3:05:49, 38/548 in my AG. The weather was 80º instead of 106º. Since there wasn’t brutal heat to contend with, they made the obstacles more difficult. Yay! Overall, I wasn’t thrilled with how I did. Failed more obstacles than I did last t...

    Posted on 1/20/2015 by The_Enginerd | 17 Comments

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  • There is more than one way

    I remember when I decided that I had to lose weight no matter what.  The first thing I did was to start some research.  Unfortunately there was tons of information out there and so many articles from doctors, dieticians, personal trainers and weight ...

    Posted on 1/19/2015 by usmcmp | 18 Comments

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  • Because It's Boston!

    I am not talking about the Patriots. The Boston Marathon has taken place for over a hundred years. In 2014 I was a part of it. More truthfully I was a part of it in 2011, 2012 and 2013. I ran it in 2014 and I am signed up to run again in 2015.It's on...

    Posted on 1/20/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon

    Since I am stuck in a chair pretty much unable to use my legs right now I might as well write this up.  For the TL;DR version, today was a complete and total sufferfest from the first step.  For the longer version...I had sustained a rib injury earli...

    Posted on 1/18/2015 by ZenInTexas | 18 Comments

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