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  • About...my mental crutches.

    Are words going to fail me again or am I going to fail them this time? Are they not a vehicle good enough for what I want to communicate out there or am I not good enough for using them? Whatever the case is, here I am, asking for their assistance ag...

    Posted on 6/03/2015 by deathbybunny | 9 Comments

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  • When is "me" time?

    I wouldn't necessarily call myself a "people pleaser" in the strictest sense of the word, but I definitely try to make sure others are happy.  At work, I want a team of employees who enjoy their jobs, do good work, and have minimal meltdowns.  I make...

    Posted on 6/08/2015 by andeey | 18 Comments

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  • Autism, Fat Kids, and Priveleged Ignorant People.

    I recall a post on the forums a while ago where someone was complaining about crying children.  The implication being that the parents should discipline their child better and that children shouldn't be allowed in public places like restaurants.I rec...

    Posted on 6/07/2015 by SideSteel | 38 Comments

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  • "You fat people are obviously just lazy"

    Hat tip to Dr Spencer Nadolsky for inspiring this post.  Believe it or not, there are people who ACTUALLY BELIEVE what I just wrote in the title of this thread.  Sorry if it offended you but it got your attention.  Trust me when I say I don't believe...

    Posted on 6/03/2015 by SideSteel | 152 Comments

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  • Why Recomp Works For Me

    There are two main strategies for muscle building.  On the one hand you have bulk/cut cycles.  This method involves eating over your TDEE in order to gain both fat and muscle for a period of time(bulking), and then following that with a period of eat...

    Posted on 6/03/2015 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 40 Comments

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  • #2

      Today marks the 15th anniversary of the day #2's birth mother brought her into the world.  Not much is known about my second daughter's start:  who her parents were, where they lived, how they lived, why they could not keep her; but one thing is kn...

    Posted on 6/03/2015 by forrl | 18 Comments

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  • Be You Not Brave?

    To those who are comparing Caitlyn Jenner's transformation to war vets and athletes with missing limbs. Stop it. This isn't about whether or not you think she was right or wrong. I didn't realize bravery and courage was a contest. I also didn't ...

    Posted on 6/02/2015 by Phoenix_Down | 27 Comments

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  • Fat to Marathon Number 6, San Diego CA

    I started out at close to 300 pounds. I wasn't going to be running like that. At 276, I got on the treadmill. A few weeks later I had heart failure.Not many days after I was in ICU I went to watch the Boston Marathon. It took 55 minutes to walk home ...

    Posted on 6/01/2015 by dsjohndrow | 25 Comments

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  • I am the Lorax

    I have been told that blog posts do not fall under the same guidelines as the forums.  Our blog posts are allowed to link to threads and make comments that would get us immediately banned.  That should also mean that our blog posts can question the a...

    Posted on 6/01/2015 by usmcmp | 42 Comments

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  • One of Thirty

    I have made a commitment to myself: I will write one blog a day for the entirety of June. That's thirty blog entries. This is the first. What shall I wrote about? My daughter constantly asks this question."Daddy, what should my book be about?"Now, th...

    Posted on 6/01/2015 by SwannySez | 11 Comments

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  • The Last Day of School - Endings, Beginnings, Wonder, and High Hopes

    Last night I was putting the kids to bed, and we had just finished reading a chapter in The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns. We're nearly finished, and the situation for our heroes is very tense. I can't wait to read how it all ends. For my ...

    Posted on 5/29/2015 by ihad | 13 Comments

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  • What I Learned on Vacation

    It's back to life, back to reality today after a whirlwind trip to Phoenix to see U2 on Saturday and spending the next three days in Las Vegas. GREAT time in so many ways...but as I was thinking about the trip this morning, I realized some things. Un...

    Posted on 5/28/2015 by futuresize8 | 12 Comments

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  • Re-establishing a Habit of Failure

    This weeks wall of text on something no one cares about:  4 weeks ago, while in the midst of a slow slog of a recovery from a lower back strain, I decided to start a cut.  Nothing dramatic, just 1 to 1.5lbs per week.  And after 4 weeks I've lost exac...

    Posted on 5/28/2015 by SaintGiff | 15 Comments

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  • Just for Today

    In the past, I have let speedbumps and hurdles stop me instead of continuing past them. I used to take a wrinkle in the fabric as a cue to stop sewing. As a result, my tapestry is full of jagged lines, unfinished borders, and crooked seams. I have ma...

    Posted on 5/26/2015 by srslybritt | 17 Comments

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  • Not That Kind of Planking

    You can find a wide variety of delicious fish dishes offered in restaurants, but people are often reluctant to cook fish at home. It can really stink up the house when you prepare it in the oven, and it can fall apart easily on the grill. A fantastic...

    Posted on 5/26/2015 by ihad | 13 Comments

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  • Expecting to Finish

    It hurt. Every muscle in my body was screaming. The seat on the C2 rowing machine slid back and forth with a creak.  The rhythm was erratic. There was little to no sweat left. My head was only focused on the movement. Tears had come after the third ...

    Posted on 5/25/2015 by downsizinghoss | 11 Comments

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  • So it Begins

    05/17/2015      "I love you."   I couldn’t respond. My throat closed around the words, so I just kept my forehead rested on his shoulder and nodded. It seemed fitting that the warm sun had hidden back behind the clouds and the cool drizzle of the las...

    Posted on 5/22/2015 by srslybritt | 3 Comments

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  • No Longer Blue

    Yesterday was an “Alexander Day.”  That is what we call an “awful day” at our house.  We call it this because we are hooked on the children’s book:  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day“Alexander knew it was going to be a terri...

    Posted on 5/21/2015 by MelisRunning | 11 Comments

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  • A Lesson in Dough

    Today, I made my first loaf of bread. I always thought it would be complicated. I love to cook, but baking is something I am unfamiliar with. I am intimidated by measurements. As I was reading the recipe, I thought, "There's no way it's this easy. I'...

    Posted on 12/07/2014 by jocoblossoming | 22 Comments

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  • Size 22

    The hills are alive with the sound of debate over the People Magazine cover with Tess Holliday. "Is she a good role model?""Will people use this as an excuse to not work toward a smaller size?""Is it a good thing to celebrate obesity?"They're all goo...

    Posted on 5/21/2015 by futuresize8 | 39 Comments

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