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  • That Maintenance Question

    So I've lost 155 lbs or so and the other day I was asked if I worry about gaining weight back. I'm human and I was once 329 lbs so of course I do, I didn't exactly get to that weight without some issues. But I thought I'd share my response with the w...

    Posted on 4/06/2016 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 3 Comments

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  • Carrying Mom

    Driving to the office this morning through a perfect Georgia spring Saturday.  My head lost in thought as the pines slip past me. Cool breeze pushing through the open windows of the car. Swirling around my head with the smell of the forest. Blooming...

    Posted on 4/09/2016 by downsizinghoss | 8 Comments

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  • Impressing Captain Al

    When I was 25 I was stuck looking for a real job. My best friend had just broken up with her boyfriend (now husband btw) and we both were fed up and said "screw it" and drove to the Keys. I had worked down there the summer before and it was still fre...

    Posted on 3/18/2016 by downsizinghoss | 2 Comments

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  • Welkom! - 10 Tips voor wie nieuw is op MFP

    Gewichtsverlies is in feite niet eens heel moeilijk. Je eet minder dan je aan kCal verbruikt, et voila... Je valt af. Het op lange termijn consistent gewicht verliezen en daarna het nieuwe gewicht handhaven, dát echter is verduveld lastig. Niet voor ...

    Posted on 3/23/2015 by SteadfastDharma | 3 Comments

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  • New Goal

    The last several weeks I've noticed that I arrive later at the gym than I did when I first started going in the mornings. For quite a while, I would be in the gym by 6:45 for a short warm up to clear the sleep fog before lifting. Today, I was still i...

    Posted on 3/23/2015 by silver_arrow3 | 2 Comments

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  • I'm Addicted to Threesomes!

    I know there are some things that probably should be kept private.  Some things that you don't discuss in mixed company.  While I am aware of this, I feel this is something that I have to get off of my chest and out in the open.  They say admitti...

    Posted on 3/24/2015 by scottyg70 | 6 Comments

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  • Overthinking Things: Race Nerves

    This Saturday is the Viking Half Marathon in Greenwood, Mississippi. I am pretty excited about this race!  There is a group of 6 that will be leaving my part of Mississippi tomorrow 1:00 pm for Greenwood.  It is about a 3 hr (give/take) drive.  We ar...

    Posted on 3/26/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Viking Half Marathon and A Fabulous Weekend

    What a fun, fun racing weekend! Friday afternoon, I met up with 6 of my running friends from the Tupelo/Columbus area and we packed ourselves and our overnight gear into a mini van and headed west to Greenwood, Mississippi.  Our 2 hour trip took us a...

    Posted on 3/29/2015 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • Back On Track

    On a whim, I registered for the 2015 miles in 2015 with RunTheEdge.  I had originally planned on attempting 2000 miles for the 2015 calendar year but then one of my “friends” had to go and point out to me that if I registered with RunTheEdge and run...

    Posted on 3/30/2015 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • Hiatus

    Today is my 3 year anniversary on MFP. I actually joined 9 months before that, when I got a new phone that came with the app. I created an account but didn’t start using it until April 4, 2012.  I was desperate to lose weight, and this was something ...

    Posted on 4/04/2015 by sun_fish | 4 Comments

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  • Weeds? Or Seed?

    Weeds or seed? Which are you planting in your life right now?Not sure? That's okay. Let me provide a simple analogy... Every farmer understands the difference between the two. Weeds can grow overnight. They require no help from the farmer. They sprou...

    Posted on 4/05/2015 by gwlawrence2020 | 7 Comments

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  • 15 months and 1.5 pounds ... or 51.3 pounds down

    Achievement unlocked!  I hit a significant milestone this morning, weighing in at 184.9 pounds, which: i) brings me within 20 pounds of my goal; ii) makes me a middleweight for the first time in 15 years (and potentially a "Rumbleweight" welter, d...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by Wolfe1759 | 0 Comments

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  • How it's going and what I'm doing - S'good.

    So here I am, one lift day away from completing 13 weeks.  My body is tired lately, and I can feel the deadlifts in particular working every part of me (as was indicated at the onset of lifting (in the reading)).  Wow.  The first deadlift I did I tho...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by Deena_Bean | 3 Comments

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  • Self Kindness- don't forget it

    [URL=http://s707.photobucket.com/user/icecapade/media/20150419_182556_zpsnln8yhtp.jpg.html][img]http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww74/icecapade/20150419_182556_zpsnln8yhtp.jpg[/img][/URL]This is a shot that I'll cherish for many years- a live band ...

    Posted on 4/22/2015 by JoRocka | 8 Comments

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  • Bella

    Well, I finally did it.  I contacted a neurobehavioral center and I'm getting Bella some help.  This place specializes in both ADHD AND ordinary therapy, so whether the problems that we're having are because of her ADHD, her relationship with her dad...

    Posted on 4/13/2016 by PocketPunky | 1 Comment

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  • It's not flying but it's damn close


    Posted on 4/25/2015 by TannunisFred | 4 Comments

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  • Walking like a drunk feels so sweet

    I scheduled some time with the trainer today and we went hard at those legs! My legs are getting stronger again. No where near as strong as they were before...but oh yah.....I'm gonna so be sore tomorrow. 30 minutes killing it on the weights and then...

    Posted on 4/30/2015 by firegryphon | 10 Comments

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  • Bozo: The Proof Is In The Pic

    We chatted a little bit yesterday about how Paxton has earned his nickname, “Bozo.”  Last night, he proved it! Paxton has a favorite chew toy.  It is a real traffic cone!  He loves this thing and it is the only “toy” that has been able to stand up to...

    Posted on 5/01/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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     ( this blog-post was inspired by and dedicated to one of my Imaginary Friends who has purchased a Fitbit and wondered if it was wacky.  and to another, who asked the burning questions (1) why one should buy Premium MFP and (2) why would an underwear...

    Posted on 5/04/2015 by bwallace2012 | 9 Comments

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  • Chicago 2015 Tough Mudder

    So as everyone knows (because I won't shut up about it) I participated in the TM yesterday. Here's some pics of our team, and later, my "race report." :) Left to right, back row: Lora, Gene, Me, Dave, Nick, John Front row: Sonya, Julie, Amy Our frie...

    Posted on 5/10/2015 by LiftAllThePizzas | 4 Comments

    8 votes + -