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  • There is more than one way

    I remember when I decided that I had to lose weight no matter what.  The first thing I did was to start some research.  Unfortunately there was tons of information out there and so many articles from doctors, dieticians, personal trainers and weight ...

    Posted on 1/19/2015 by usmcmp | 18 Comments

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  • Because It's Boston!

    I am not talking about the Patriots. The Boston Marathon has taken place for over a hundred years. In 2014 I was a part of it. More truthfully I was a part of it in 2011, 2012 and 2013. I ran it in 2014 and I am signed up to run again in 2015.It's on...

    Posted on 1/20/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Numbers won't define me anymore

    So. Here’s the thing. I (once I can afford it-ha) need to go shopping. I need new clothes. I’m bigger. I’ve broken down where I started and where I am now before. Honestly I’m not going to type it all out because when I do it appears whiney. It loo...

    Posted on 1/19/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 9 Comments

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  • 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon

    Since I am stuck in a chair pretty much unable to use my legs right now I might as well write this up.  For the TL;DR version, today was a complete and total sufferfest from the first step.  For the longer version...I had sustained a rib injury earli...

    Posted on 1/18/2015 by ZenInTexas | 18 Comments

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  • Coffee and Donuts, A Love Story

    For many of us, coffee is not simply a drink, it is a way of life. An essential lifeline to gently coax us awake and away from the grasp of sleep. A ritual that energizes and focuses the mind. A pick me up that revives our will to push on in the face...

    Posted on 1/19/2015 by ihad | 31 Comments

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  • 1,000 Days.

    1,000 days on MyFitnessPal.  So, what have I got to show for it?  Well, I’m not at my “goal” nor am I an “expert” or even sure if I’m doing everything “right” all the time.  What I do know is that I’ve had some success.  I’ve learned from a lot of pe...

    Posted on 1/18/2015 by andeey | 41 Comments

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  • WalMart and Embarrassment

    Today was an errand day. I had a list of small things that have needed to be done all week and because I had been procrastinating all week, today, it HAD to be done.  After my morning run and lunch with MFH (My Favorite Husband), Paxton, my pudgy poo...

    Posted on 1/16/2015 by MelisRunning | 63 Comments

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  • SCORE!

    For Christmas 2014, MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I bought each other a pair of running shoes.  His arrived by the end of the week and he has been enjoying running in them.  Mine are not here yet. I run in Altra Olympus.  They are making a few change...

    Posted on 1/15/2015 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

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  • Crying...the Good-bye to the old me!

    I was attractive once. I felt beautiful and sexy. Not right now. I let myself go and there is nobody else to blame than me. I am only 51 years old and feel like my life is over. I cried when I took the pictures today. People cry on funerals, so I gue...

    Posted on 1/13/2015 by Look_at_me | 87 Comments

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  • Walking for that cookie

    They delivered the treadmill yesterday and it is set up in a small spare room upstairs. I checked it out last night…that thing is huge. I took my shower, came out of the bathroom got dressed and wanted to go downstairs. I passed the room with the tr...

    Posted on 1/15/2015 by Look_at_me | 54 Comments

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  • The Forum Survival Guide

    Online forums can often seem a little intimidating, and the MFP forums are certainly no exception. They certainly can be rough at times, and yet, you can easily find countless examples of people giving and getting remarkable help and support, passing...

    Posted on 1/15/2015 by ihad | 25 Comments

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  • 30 days - How to Improve Anything

    If you already have excellent self-discipline, this post probably won't interest you. But if you tend to get a little lost in a plan and then move on to something else, you might find these tricks useful. I can be very inconsistent, continually strug...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by EvgeniZyntx | 17 Comments

    63 votes + -

  • Like a Rolling Stone

    If you really love the Bob Dylan song, I feel bad that you might read this based on that fact. In fact if that's the ONLY reason... then I'm going to be kind and suggest you just stop reading. Since the wedding I’ve been anxious, bored and even a bi...

    Posted on 1/13/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 10 Comments

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  • What I Like About Me...

    ...♫♫ I really know how to dance...♫♫  Ok, I don't, but now that song's stuck in my head.Anyway, I'm having this rare day where I really like myself, so I'm posting this here so that I can remind myself later that I really do see good things about my...

    Posted on 1/13/2015 by Jergia_Peach | 3 Comments

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  • Testes...


    Posted on 1/13/2015 by odusgolp | 81 Comments

    85 votes + -

  • 1300+ Days and Counting

    I have been here since 2011. 2015 is now here, and along with it, the promise of another year. 2014 was a tough one, but in it were some personal triumphs. I beat cancer three times, finished the Boston Marathon in spite of a tibial fracture and had ...

    Posted on 1/13/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Those last five pounds...

    This is what my relationship looks like, as it relates to those last 5 pounds, over the course of the past year... What I've learned...- relax on the day to day scale variations- measure and look in the mirror- when I hate what's in the mirror, ask s...

    Posted on 1/12/2015 by MireyGal76 | 19 Comments

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  • Personalized Training Program

    I’m just a little nervous. Tomorrow I start a training program that was designed specifically for me.  This is something different! Before, I have always utilized Hal Hidgon (HH) programs.  HH has successfully helped me through every. single. race, I...

    Posted on 1/10/2015 by MelisRunning | 12 Comments

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  • I am aware

     The air is thick, the heart is heavy, and the soul is trapped in this eternal battle of never being good enough. Awareness is the ability to be conscious and to perceive events, emotions and objects. Awareness is the ability to focus on the self and...

    Posted on 1/10/2015 by S0vi | 21 Comments

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  • Invisible

    You know when you feel like you are prepared for anything and then it turns out you really aren't? That is what happened to me today.  It started off as a good day.  Meal prep, telephone catch up with a friend, then off to the gym.  I had decided bef...

    Posted on 1/11/2015 by Will_Thrust_For_Candy | 29 Comments

    23 votes + -