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  • The two voices

    I think we've all got two voices who are always at war with one another.  We've got a negative voice. We've got the sad downer voice who doesn't quite think we're good enough. The voice who tells us that others might not like us as much as the voice ...

    Posted on 5/03/2016 by Dear_Angela | 4 Comments

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  • At Just the Right Time

    Life seems rather random most of the time, the vagaries of the weather, of good luck or bad luck, of periods of high motivation or sloth, the occurrence of a series of good things or a series of unfortunate events...I've been dealing with a flood and...

    Posted on 5/03/2016 by forrl | 12 Comments

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  • Damp weather and achy joints

    I stayed home most of the weekend -- an old habit that finds the longer I stay home the less I want to go out.  I finally dragged myself out yesterday afternoon to walk the dog but otherwise pretty much did nothing at all.It has been cloudy here for ...

    Posted on 5/02/2016 by SnagTop | 3 Comments

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  • Karate tournament.

    Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a Veteran’s benefit karate tournament, with 100% of the proceeds going toward an organization that supports soldiers.  My husband, who has been involved in karate for over half of his life, is friends with...

    Posted on 5/01/2016 by andeey | 3 Comments

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  • Swimming, scales, pizza, and other random thoughts

    This morning I got up and weighed myself.  I have given up my daily weigh-ins and feel really good about that . . . but some mornings I still have the uncontrollable urge to step on that wretched device.  The 1.5 pounds missing on Saturday were found...

    Posted on 4/28/2016 by SnagTop | 13 Comments

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  • Grief, Loss, and a Friend

      Over the last 6 years, I have lost some very important things in my life.  I lost my Mom to cancer and my best furry friend to old age.  I held my Mom's hand as she passed from this world. I sang songs she loved and cried.  I held my Sammie's pa...

    Posted on 4/29/2016 by GypsyByTheSea | 12 Comments

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  • "Re-set"

    For the past couple of weeks, I have been steering clear of MFP. Oh, I logged on to add in food and exercise, but I avoided the "social side" of the site, pretty much ignoring anyone posting on my wall or sending me PMs. Why? Well, because I was p...

    Posted on 4/28/2016 by andeey | 26 Comments

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  • Magic

    Some time, when you have about 17 spare minutes, you should watch this movie:  http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/13/living/gnomist-film-kansas-utah/index.html No, really,  You should.  It's called "The Gnomist" so obviously, *I* had to watch it, but you ...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by forrl | 9 Comments

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  • What's in a home

    I'm flat out exhausted. I'm on a Zillow hangover. You know-I've been a home owner before but honestly it never felt like it. I was always kept out of the loop and out of financial decisions in my last marriage. So far this has been all me (by my chos...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by Dear_Angela | 2 Comments

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  • Sit Less Boot Camp Returns May 1st On MFP

    You may already know that sitting too much ("sitting disease") has terrible impacts on your health. But did you know that sitting a lot may also be hurting your weight loss? We don't burn many calories sitting in a chair, making it harder to reach ou...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by themedalist | 14 Comments

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  • Marathon Wisdom!

    Most of you know that I had congestive heart failure in 2011. Since then I have run 7 marathons. A marathon is always 26.2 miles. My blog is usually related to fitness and weight loss. Today it is about things you need to know about a marathon.Please...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

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  • Five years!

    It is my five year anniversary on MyFitnessPal!  In this time I have lost weight, gained muscle, run some races, competed in a bodybuilding competition, competed in a powerlifting meet, bulked, and now I'm cutting again.  During this time I've also...

    Posted on 4/25/2016 by usmcmp | 34 Comments

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  • Aiming at Targets

    Overall this has been a good week.  I think I'm becoming less OCD about losing weight -- which is a good thing.  I can feel myself focusing more on healthy ideals and letting it be less about the number on the scale.  I've heard other people say that...

    Posted on 4/20/2016 by SnagTop | 6 Comments

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  • My FOUR vacuums

    I live in a modest home with a total square footage of living space probably around 1800 square feet or less . . . but I own (and use) FOUR vacuums plus a broom.  My husband thinks I have a fetish for vacuums as I often also wander through Canadian T...

    Posted on 4/22/2016 by SnagTop | 13 Comments

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    A recent *ahem* discussion brought this all to the forefront of my mind. Now- I don't think I could ever be mistaken for a prude. Unless I'm in one of my prudier moods (it does happen). But I'm also not completely sexual with my nudity. I think that ...

    Posted on 4/20/2016 by Dear_Angela | 20 Comments

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  • Something new!

    It has been a busy week -- so busy I haven't even had time to blog!!  Add to that the fact that the weather has been fabulous and it equals more time spent outdoors and less time on my computer!  This morning I met with a trainer at the Y to get a ro...

    Posted on 4/19/2016 by SnagTop | 9 Comments

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  • How to Lose 40 Pounds in 2 Months

    How to Lose 40 Pounds in 2 Months You can lose 40 pounds in 2 months without starving yourself or giving up your favorite foods. You can still enjoy what you like, but you need to change something, without any change, you would not lose an...

    Posted on 9/19/2011 by RedWedding | 106 Comments

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  • I'm Sad and Angry!

    Today is a bit of a rant. It's part of my therapy. Yesterday was the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. For those of you who have followed my story on this blog or read my book, you know how inspiring the Boston Marathon is to me.The first time I ...

    Posted on 4/19/2016 by dsjohndrow | 30 Comments

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  • A Work in Progress . . .

    I've been working hard at making my scale go down this week.  Some days I'm successful . . . others not so much (though I have noticed a higher number directly relates to cookies the day before -- apparently you have to eat healthy more than once to ...

    Posted on 4/13/2016 by SnagTop | 7 Comments

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  • Dropped a work day and gained a training session!!

    I am absolutely on cloud nine this week!Started Maxine's Challenge on a high, I'm already feeling really good and made a solid plan for the 12 weeks so am pretty excited about where I might end up at the final stage of the challenge. Every day is get...

    Posted on 2/24/2015 by SkimFlatWhite68 | 3 Comments

    9 votes + -