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  • Truth, Lies, and Acceptance

    It is my belief that everyone is addicted to something at some point in their life.  Addictions could be as devastating as drugs and alcohol, gambling, or food… They can be as simple as needing approval.  Watching my family nearly deteriorate after...

    Posted on 8/31/2015 by SquattingLikeItsHot | 4 Comments

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  • Look beyond the food log

    There's a trend I see with clients and while it's going to sound obvious, you need to hear it.   Your food decisions are influenced by a variety of factors that are not exclusively related to hunger, or what you want to put in your mouth (giggity).If...

    Posted on 12/16/2015 by SideSteel | 3 Comments

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  • 50 Miles and Stuff

    I really don’t have a good excuse whatsoever for not blogging consistently.  Well, except that there just aren’t enough hours in the day.   My 50 Mile race is exactly 90 days away and the training miles are stacking up.  This past Wednesday, I had a...

    Posted on 12/05/2015 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

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  • Coyotes, Countdowns and License Plates

    We’ll discuss the coyotes first. I needed 13 miles today.  Ended up running 14.  I was trying to figure out a route…one I haven’t run a zillion times already.  Finally decided to turn right from the end of my street and head towards Limerock. Limeroc...

    Posted on 12/09/2015 by MelisRunning | 0 Comments

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  • Kiddos Scholastic Short Sorry

    So this week my kiddo's short story was chosen via several rounds of jurying by staff and voting by students to represent her school at the regional and national scholastic writing competition. She was 12 when she wrote it and is 13 now. I am super p...

    Posted on 12/11/2015 by The_GingerBeard_Man | 6 Comments

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  • It doesn't have to be like that . . .

    I can sometimes be a little obsessive/compulsive — or as my son-in-law calls me CDO (OCD alphabetically). Because of that, I find that I have always been an all-or-nothing kind of girl! In all of my previous weight loss attempts this spilled over int...

    Posted on 12/09/2015 by SnagTop | 12 Comments

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  • Cookies for breakfast

    Sometimes I feel like such a hypocrit.  I write blogs about how awesome I am with this new and improved changed lifestyle, how it's just so easy anymore to make healthy choices, blah, blah, blah.  Some days I really feel like that . . . super-dieter....

    Posted on 12/04/2015 by SnagTop | 7 Comments

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  • Facing the scale

    My busiest week before the holidays is OVER!  Even though it was only the first week of December, it was the busiest week that I have planend between now and the first of the year, and also held the most difficulties for me -- coming right on the hee...

    Posted on 12/07/2015 by SnagTop | 10 Comments

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  • Aiden, We Did It!

    Aiden, We did it!!!!   Couldn’t have done it without you, buddy!   Have I mentioned lately you’re the best-est running buddy ever???   Thanks for letting me be your runner. I am a lucky girl!

    Posted on 11/10/2015 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

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  • Horse Kisses

    As usual, I began my Monday morning by tossing the bedding in the washer, making breakfast for MFH (My Favorite Husband) and myself and then calling MIL.  MIL and I chat every Monday morning…usually for 1.5 hrs.  We both look forward to our weekly ca...

    Posted on 12/07/2015 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

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  • The Art of Arguing for Sanity

    We've all done it at some point, whether on the MFP forums, Facebook feeds, in response to an email from crazy Aunt Bernice, or sitting across the Sunday dinner table from paranoid cousin Bob. We've listened to someone advocate a point of view defyin...

    Posted on 12/04/2015 by ihad | 7 Comments

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  • Inside Your Shell

    Fear.  A very little word that carries tremendous weight.  When I was a little child, I feared things - what might be under my bed, was my closet door open a little more than last time I looked, would I get lost.  The list was pretty long and ...

    Posted on 12/03/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 7 Comments

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  • It's a Christmas Miracle!!

    This morning my scale demonstrated that after just one day of being "back on the wagon" I've lost 1.2 of the 2.6 pounds I gained over Thanksgiving.  As I was getting ready for my day it suddenly struck me how easy it was to get back to eating healthy...

    Posted on 12/01/2015 by SnagTop | 7 Comments

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  • Again!!!

     Opened my email this morning.  Called my sister and asked if she fancied a trip to Germany, September 2016.  We’re going to have a great time!!! 

    Posted on 12/01/2015 by MelisRunning | 0 Comments

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  • New Years Resolution coming a month early for me

    I just read my last blog post. Ha!! What happened? NOTHING!!Well that's not true, I did do the free month at Fitness First but it didn't really work that well for me. It took me 20 minute travel time to get there, so after the first 2-3 classes I rea...

    Posted on 11/30/2015 by SkimFlatWhite68 | 8 Comments

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  • Today I Logged In Again

    It's been 1635 days in a row. It sounds like a lot, but logging in doesn't matter all that much. What matters are the changes that I have made to be fit. A lot more fit. I call them lifestyle changes.I stopped using the scale at 276 pounds. I am sure...

    Posted on 12/01/2015 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • It’s Been A While! Lots of pics!

    I knew it had been a little while since I’d blogged.  I looked back and saw my last blog was on November 11.  Today (or tonight, rather) is November 28.  Oops!  Too long.  We have some catching up to do!   For starters:  My tally for miles run this ...

    Posted on 11/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

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  • Not so bad after all . . .

    This morning I got up and reluctantly stepped on the scale as I do every morning.  I wasn't sure what my five days away had done.  As I shared yesterday, I didn't feel I had done terrible, but at the same time I knew that I had exceeded my calorie al...

    Posted on 11/30/2015 by SnagTop | 8 Comments

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  • I am 3D

    Yesterday, I posted a rather emotional and personal status.  I felt better afterwards, just getting it off my chest.  Some friends made comments.  A bit later, I deleted the entire status and posted a new one about “onward” so as to not dwell on the ...

    Posted on 11/29/2015 by andeey | 8 Comments

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  • The Hole from My Whole

    Our family is not normal, I mean even more so than most families that aren't normal.  We were brought together in an untraditional way.  We've always done traditional things in an unconventional manner.  We relate to each other in a way that is very ...

    Posted on 11/29/2015 by forrl | 12 Comments

    31 votes + -