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  • How I did it - From over 450 lbs - 245 lbs (and still going)

    I wrote about my journey recently and I've been asked about how I've done it by a few people, so here goes my attempt to cover some of it:Kind of a breakdown of my info (some is in my profile, some not). When I started trying to make healthy changes,...

    Posted on 7/24/2014 by bamadwl | 34 Comments

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  • 2015: The Year of Five Tough Mudders

    As most of the people on my friend list know, it has been a goal of mine for some time to at some point run and finish a Tough Mudder race.  I have, to this point, not been able to summon the energy or determination to train hard enough and get in go...

    Posted on 7/24/2014 by Mac_X | 5 Comments

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  • Graphing Predictablilty (17)

     Yesterday, I was shopping for a new coffee maker and the teacher in me was drawn to the school supplies section of the store.  I walked among the rows of new notebooks, pencils, pens, protractors, packs of notebook paper - all the tools for returnin...

    Posted on 7/24/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 21 Comments

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  • Rover, The Broody Hen

    All the chickens are adjusting to the warm Mississippi Summer.  They look forward to their ice water and frozen watermelon at 1:30 each afternoon.  If I am late, they kick up a fuss and let everybody in the neighborhood know that I am late.  Spoiled ...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • DIY dog gate

    I needed a dog gate and had a piece of a bedframe I needed to get rid of, so I DIY'd the bedframe into a dog gate. #DIY #DIYproject #girlpower #doggate 

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by IpuffyheartHeelsinthegym | 11 Comments

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  • Our Neverending story

    Getting to know the site a bit more and experimenting with new things.  Saw the blog option so thought I'd take a stab at sharing some thoughts/observations. Our battle is primarily in the mind.  We've allowed our stomachs to dictate what we eat for ...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by shadowjack1965 | 12 Comments

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  • 1st Step Pro-Wellness Online Shop

    you can now find a complete list of all 1st Step Pro-Wellness Nutritional Supplements online. Also, notice we have a new product... Melatonin - very exciting!! Happy shopping!! http://www.1ststepprowellness.com/shop Eat. Move. Lift.   <3 Bry 

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by IpuffyheartHeelsinthegym | 3 Comments

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  • All Done!

    All Done! This is such a wonderful feeling! I started training for this race in March and today was the very last training run.  A 5K.  3.1 miles.  It took me 25 minutes.  A PR for me, too!  My last 5K PR was 36 minutes, so this was a pretty substant...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by MelisRunning | 12 Comments

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  • The Morality of Food...My Food Sin

    What is food? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more. It's this spiraling misconception about placing morality on an inanimate object. The good, bad, clean, junk food vortex. All the "don't eat after 6 pm because things and gremlins, all t...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 10 Comments

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  • Loki: #1 Daughter Withdrawal

    #1 Daughter left to go back home to Colorado early this morning.  It was a sad time at our house…but, it was time to move on.  She is intelligent.  She is pretty. She is a very special person who will forever hold a place in my heart that cannot be s...

    Posted on 7/18/2014 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Bod Pod Results

    Around a year ago, I had a Bod Pod test done in order to get a better understanding of my numbers - body fat %, lean muscle, BRM, etc.  You see, I was in the midst of trying to get diagnosed with my (assumed, later verified) metabolic issues and foun...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by andeey | 6 Comments

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  • Erasing Emotional Eating - 10 steps

    Hi friends! As most of you know, I have been off of MFP for a while dealing with some personal things in my life and have been going through some hard stuff.  And during this time, sadly, all I wanted to do was eat for comfort and happiness.  And whe...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by bregrig | 7 Comments

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  • Response to TOPIC: Early Birds who work out

    If you get up early to work out (4-6 am), what kind of music/shows do you listen to/watch? Today was my first 5 am workout and I had a hard time finding music to run to...my brain was still in quiet sleep mode and everything I tried to listen to seem...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by yoovie | 12 Comments

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  • Transformation Tuesday

    I have been on MFP for 832 days.  That is about 2 years and 4 months.  My math skills are not what they should be, so those of you who are fussy about math can figure out exactly how long that is.  During my time on MFP, I have found some success in ...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by MelisRunning | 11 Comments

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  • Happy Bunny Dance

    #1 Son bought a baby bunny about a year ago.  This bunny was the cutest little thing you have ever seen.  He was white with brown and black spots.  Adorable!  #1 Son christened the bunny, Loki. Over the course of the year, Loki grew.  A lot.  He outg...

    Posted on 7/17/2014 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

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  • Intuitive Blogging

    Labels we all like to give labels to ourselves. Labels are important and help to give people identity. I'm British, English and I live in Scotland. In fact I've lived in Scotland so long that maybe I'm Scottish? Errr No no matter what I'm not Scottis...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 10 Comments

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  • Jamberry Party

    My sister had a Jamberry Party today. There are just the two of us, my sister and myself.  I am the older of the two.  No brothers.  We get along great...we are very close.  Not so much when we were growing up, though, but we have grown to appreciate...

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by MelisRunning | 12 Comments

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  • Too Old(?)

    So, today I got curious about the people running in my age division for this coming Saturday’s 50K.  I decided to check out the competition. The first thing I did was check the women in my age division (50-59) in the 100K.  The reason I did this was ...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

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  • Some rambling about speed...

    First of all, I want to tell everyone reading this that I have never been ''GOOD'' at anything in my life. -Academically I was good enough to get into a private school with tight admissions criterias, but I've always been middle of the class there.-I...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by _Josee_ | 14 Comments

    11 votes + -

  • A Thought from the Backyard Bocce Court of Sad Grandpa

    I find that most people are too concerned about what others think and how they live their lives. When you have a thoughtful, informed  understanding of what is right for you and your circumstances, you don't need anyone else's blessing, approval or a...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by Sad_Grandpa | 4 Comments

    19 votes + -