Popular Blog Posts

  • Weekend Shut Down

    What started as a joke between my husband and I may have become a thing we do at least once per month.  Friday we were talking, and he was waiting on a text from a co-worker, so he kept checking his phone and driving me insane.  So I jokingly said,...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 24 Comments

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  • Race Recap: The 5Kahne

    Yesterday I ran my third race in as many weeks. That's two to three more races than I run in a typical 3-week stretch! But since NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne was racing in a car on Saturday, his "5Kahne" running race was another chance for me to run on ...

    Posted on 10/13/2014 by davemunger | 5 Comments

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  • Oktoberfest Triathlon

    First let me preface by saying that mexican food the night before a big race is NOT the dinner of champions.  I knew this, but we had out of town guests this week and they wanted to go for Texas BBQ and TexMex and I figured out of the two Mexican wou...

    Posted on 10/13/2014 by ZenInTexas | 14 Comments

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  • Evolução depois de conhecer o MFP

    Posted on 10/05/2014 by p_renato_m | 8 Comments

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  • Chicago Marathon Recap

    What an awesome race!  So much fun! Before the race, I met up with two MFP buddies.  They were calm, cool and collected.  I, however, was a basket case.  A freezing basket case to be specific.  It was cold out there this morning! I found my corral an...

    Posted on 10/12/2014 by MelisRunning | 32 Comments

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  • For Good...

    "I've heard it said, That people come into our lives For a reason Bringing something we must learn. And we are lead to those Who help us most to grow if we let them. And we help them in return. Well, I don't know if I believe that's true But I know I...

    Posted on 10/12/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 12 Comments

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  • We're not in Kansas anymore!

     The move to Florida is complete. I have to say there have been some great changes for me already from moving . The trip down was a nightmare.  Our Gas tank fell off when we pulled into a rest stop.  My Brother lost his wallet, all his money.  I dev...

    Posted on 10/11/2014 by Tannun | 13 Comments

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  • Starting Over With A Long Road to Travel

    I started with MFP (the first time) in July of 2012 at a dangerously high weight. And I lost 93 pounds in 6 months.  Two-plus years later, I am right back where I started.  You will not hear (or read) me say "woe is me" or "why did this happen" or "I...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by makingamiracle | 11 Comments

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  • Cutting the Sugar -- Oy, what a Headache

    Today was Day One of dramatically reducing my intake of added sugar, refined carbs and artificial sweeteners.  Was I perfect?  No.  Did I reduce them significantly?  Yes.  Did I have physiological effects from it?  Oh yes.I am not a headache guy.  Bu...

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by makingamiracle | 16 Comments

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  • Baby steps = big results

    My favorite bakery in the whole world happens to be on my route to work each morning.  This place is so amazing that it is nearly impossible to find a parking space within 2 blocks.  As I drove past this morning, I spotted a car pulling out of one of...

    Posted on 10/10/2014 by makingamiracle | 32 Comments

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  • My Four Day Detox (NO haters allowed)

      My Four Day Forum Detox:   1.  Do not change your eating plan. 2.  Continue to exercise/train as you have been.   3.  Use MFP, making sure to stay only on your  news feed.  4.  Do not forum.  At all.  You can't even work it into your calories for ...

    Posted on 10/10/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 61 Comments

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  • Getting over my wall

    I've never been good  at athletic things.  Sporty things and running things and other athletic things never came naturally to me.  From a pretty young age, I accepted that and focused my energy on academics; something that was relatively easy for me....

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by jayliospecky | 39 Comments

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  • The Rock

    I’m a runner who doesn’t like running.  There.  It’s been said.  I don’t like struggling to fire up my lungs as I start and knowing just how far I have planned to go as I set out.  I’m truly not fond of the twitches of pain that sometimes shoot up fr...

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by forrl | 18 Comments

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  • My MFP Evolution

    When I came to this site in 2011 I had been trying to lose weight for a year.  I had been tracking calories on paper for a while, but I was inconsistent and really had no idea what my intake should be (I was just trying to eat as little as possible)....

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by usmcmp | 23 Comments

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  • Turning Down the Volume

     I finally found my place.    Do you have one?  That place where you can be alone.  Just you.  The place where you can forget about all things stressful,  all things troubling,  all problems needing answers, all people demanding your time.  I used t...

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 29 Comments

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  • I'm in love with my blog

    I love it sooooo much that I post it over and over and over in as many places as I can find because everyone loves me!!!  My life is dull and uninteresting but please read about it anyway and tell me how awesome I am.  YAY BLOG!!! 

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by TXBourbon | 23 Comments

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  • The Things We Cannot See...

    They say we soon forget the things we cannot see...but I have never forgotten. There are moments passing when my mind is not consciously thinking of it but it will always be there. Like fingerprints on my heart, it remains.  Those big brown earth-ton...

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 6 Comments

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  • Bye Bye Mommy

    Like most people, I've always carried the voices of my parents in my head.  Like a lot of people, those voices haven't always (*ahem* usually) said nice things to me.I grew up with a borderline anorexic mother who tried to make me the same (literally...

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 36 Comments

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  • The Beauty Pageant

    Well it is that time of year again, time for our town’s fall festival and all of the accompanying activities. With everything that we have going on it is always a hectic time.There is one activity though that I have been resisting for a while. My dau...

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by downsizinghoss | 18 Comments

    61 votes + -

  • Finding Gratitude

     Today I needed a shot of gratitude, straight up. I haven't had the easiest life, but really, who has? My childhood was chaotic. My parents were less than supportive, I was attacked at a young age and endured many years of court, counselling and trau...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by JustFindingMe | 9 Comments

    49 votes + -