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  • Community

    Some days I'm more aware of the struggles people are dealing with than I am on others.  Some days I'm more absorbed by my own battles to pay much attention to those others are waging.  But more and more I'm seeing that very few of us are the shiny br...

    Posted on 10/07/2016 by CompressedCarbon | 2 Comments

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  • Frosted Pumpkins

    I'll be enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday and I am posting an excerpt from my book if you haven't read it. Despite the current chalenges with health and the job search, I am thankful for each day.Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. The rest of...

    Posted on 11/21/2016 by dsjohndrow | 13 Comments

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  • Hey you! Don't scratch the itch!

    I’m a big fan of Pema Chodron, a Buddhist teacher who has numerous lovely audio books devoted to helping people like me get some peace in their lives. Whether a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or atheist, we can all learn something from Pema who re...

    Posted on 1/23/2015 by GoPerfectHealth | 8 Comments

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  • Just Stop.

    Besides eating quality food in the appropriate proportions, drinking lots of water and moving for at least a half hour today, there is one more really healthy thing you can do for yourself:Stop comparing yourself to others. Seriously. If you're like ...

    Posted on 11/15/2016 by futuresize8 | 16 Comments

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  • November

    I've been in my cave.  I like it here.  It's my spot to rest.  To think.  To not think.  It is a safe, quiet place to heal my turmoil and brokenness. To be.  And there seems to be a lot to think and not think about this month. It's been a tough one. ...

    Posted on 11/15/2016 by CompressedCarbon | 16 Comments

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  • I Don't Login Anymore!

    Today is 11111000000 days on MFP - well if you are fluent in binary. For the rest of you, it's 1984 Orwellian days. I don't log food so much anymore. Why? Because I know how many calories everything that I eat is. Some days I have new dish and I will...

    Posted on 11/15/2016 by dsjohndrow | 20 Comments

    61 votes + -

  • The Power of Expectations

    Three years ago, I started logging my food and tracking my exercise here because I couldn't understand how I could be overweight as a "healthy vegetarian who was moderately active and ate very little sugar or processed foods."I've experienced SO much...

    Posted on 1/02/2015 by futuresize8 | 1 Comment

    19 votes + -

  • Running Will Kill You!

    Seems like there as many "Running Will Kill You!" studies by non-running doctor's then there are water cups at the Boston Marathon.Studies use the following ratings: "light," "moderate," or "vigorous" jogger. It's obviously biased because I was a "he...

    Posted on 11/01/2016 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

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  • Strong

    http://tinyurl.com/gled87c   (Fine, MFP, I'll just post the url.  Go to this pic if it doesn't show here.)    I may never be strong but I've learned I'm not weak.I'm not at my goal weight, but I'm not where I started.I haven't run a marathon, but I ...

    Posted on 10/28/2016 by CompressedCarbon | 7 Comments

    40 votes + -

  • 300

    Three hundred is:·         In bowling, a perfect score, achieved by rolling strikes in all ten frames (a total of twelve strikes) ·         The lowest possible Fair Isaac credit score ·         Three hundred ft/s is the maximum legal speed of a s...

    Posted on 10/27/2016 by DerangedPixi | 27 Comments

    91 votes + -

  • Limiters Not Stoppers

    What’s a limiter? In the world of endurance athletes it’s just what it sounds like, something that limits performance. For pro athletes it may be things like aerobic capacity, lactate threshold, etc. These can be worked on and improved to yield bette...

    Posted on 6/21/2016 by johnwhitent | 5 Comments

    11 votes + -

  • My Metric Century Ride

    We rolled out from Yonah Dam promptly at 9:00 on a beautiful, crisp, sunny, and clear Autumn Saturday morning.  Approximately 400 riders total; all smiles, anticipation, and excitement.  Many friends and family lined the road, cheering us on as we be...

    Posted on 10/24/2016 by johnwhitent | 16 Comments

    27 votes + -

  • Converting the Heathen

    In the beginning of your fitness journey there is a lot of self-doubt and insecurity surrounding your ability to make this whole thing happen. Two days in you get mugged by a donut in the break room at work, your shopping cart automatically turns dow...

    Posted on 10/25/2016 by dsjohndrow | 17 Comments

    41 votes + -

  • 2,000 days of MFP

    This week I celebrated my 2,000th day as a member of the community.  I've had my fair share of success and struggles.  I wanted to write a great blog post today about getting in shape and the exact steps to do it, but I think I'm going to take a diff...

    Posted on 10/20/2016 by usmcmp | 22 Comments

    98 votes + -

  • A Change of Focus

    So much has changed since I wrote the "What About Tomorrow?" blog nearly two weeks ago.  I had been trying to put a puzzle together, looking for the answer to sustainable weight loss.  Tired of tracking, tired of my weight creeping back, just TIRED ....

    Posted on 10/18/2016 by SnagTop | 9 Comments

    30 votes + -

  • Fitness is a Religion

    Since the beginning of mankind, religion has often turned the world upside down. Everyone has an opinion about the unseen whether it's good, bad or somewhere in between. They worship, they teach, they hope, they pray, and they even spread the word ab...

    Posted on 10/18/2016 by dsjohndrow | 13 Comments

    42 votes + -

  • Bad Trainer

    A lot of people use exercise apps; Runkeeper, Endomondo. Nike and that sort of thing. Some of them give audible prompts when you use them. "Nice job!" "Great work!""You met your calorie goal!"Mine tells me all the specifics of my run. In an electroni...

    Posted on 10/11/2016 by dsjohndrow | 23 Comments

    45 votes + -

  • Holy crap.... I'm an athlete!!! Who knew?!?

    After my last few long fast walks (well, fast for me, anyway), I noticed a strong and distinctive ammonia smell when I finished my exercise.  I knew that I didn't pee myself, so I thought I'd better figure out what was going on.  Rather than asking o...

    Posted on 1/29/2015 by makingamiracle | 3 Comments

    18 votes + -

  • Overwhelmed!

    . . . the title of my blog is the only word I can come up with to adequately describe how I feel after all the community support I received from my last blog.  TOTALLY OVERWHELMED!!  The encouragement and wonderful suggestions were exactly what I nee...

    Posted on 10/07/2016 by SnagTop | 8 Comments

    44 votes + -

  • What about tomorrow?

    I'm tired -- Tired of counting and tracking.  Tired of watching what I eat.  Tired of gaining weight.  Tired of trying.  JUST TIRED.  Today was a total wash.  I didn't have much going on today so ended up inviting a friend over for coffee.  She is a ...

    Posted on 10/05/2016 by SnagTop | 53 Comments

    84 votes + -