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  • Egg White Omlet and Calorie Counting!

     206 calories 20 grams protein 13 grams carbs I saw a post earlier with one of my super fit guy friends who said ZERO CALORIE COUNTING And I chuckled to myself Because he does not know what it's like to be a tiny 5 foot female. I have not yet se...

    Posted on 8/07/2015 by californiagirl2012 | 8 Comments

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  • Change Anything - Book Reference

    For anyone who has noticed me referencing a new audiobook I'm currently listening to, I wanted to provide the reference.  I was able to download this book for 14 days for free using "OverDrive" and the access provided to me by my local public library...

    Posted on 8/17/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 5 Comments

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  • FOCUS: Self-Care

    So, a few friends have separately challenged me to start focusing on self-care, because I'm notoriously terrible at putting myself last, at the first budget cuts being all on me, I hate taking time out of essentials (food, etc.) to do things for myse...

    Posted on 8/27/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 13 Comments

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  • Bad company to no company

    Well, today is interesting. If you read my last blog post, I was on vacation with my longtime BF, whom I've broken up with several times. I had already realized it was time to do it again -- when we had a huge fight on the vacation. He packed up his ...

    Posted on 8/29/2015 by flotsette | 6 Comments

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  • I Am In Control

    Just reminding myself.I'm in control.I have to be at work, but I'm in control.  I've already spoken with my boss about the difficulties I'm having with concentration because of my flare up and that I will have my door closed today to limit distractio...

    Posted on 8/31/2015 by PocketPunky | 5 Comments

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  • History vs Destiny

    I ran across this quote the other day, and it really struck me. So often I tend to beat myself up over how badly I have screwed up. But really, what's the point?Learn from your mistakes, but don't live in your past.Live FOR your future! I decided to ...

    Posted on 8/31/2015 by MireyGal76 | 1 Comment

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  • End of August Update

    Well another month of my new life is in the books.  I look back and think, "This has been one hell of a journey".  I started out August at 395, and finished it at 375...that's right, a 20 pound loss.  August was a big month for me fitness wise.  I bo...

    Posted on 9/01/2015 by chucktaylor78 | 1 Comment

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  • Monthly Goals - KISS - Keep It Simple September

    KISS Goal: Get back to basics. Lately, I have been trying too many faux foods (almond flour is so NOT my friend), letting my quantities creep (not even carb foods, just in general), eating too much of keto desserts to the point of getting sick or eat...

    Posted on 9/02/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 6 Comments

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  • Marine Corps Marathon *and one Paxton pic

    I’m gradually shifting gears.  My mind has been so full from all the fun in Berlin that I’ve had a difficult time remembering I have another marathon to run in 16 days!  Time to quit reminiscing and start doing mental prep work for MCM (Marine Corps ...

    Posted on 10/08/2015 by MelisRunning | 0 Comments

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  • Paxton and Internet Fame

    A friend that I met at the Berlin Marathon FB messaged me this afternoon.  She told me she had Googled Berlin Marathon and then Images and along with pics of people running, there were pics of Paxton.  Yes. Paxton. You’ve all seen Paxton.  He is not ...

    Posted on 10/09/2015 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

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  • #IRun4Aiden *and poor Paxton*

    #IRun4Aiden   Happy New Week, Aiden!   We are 13 days away from the Marine Corps Marathon. Counting down the days. Our coach said he wanted us to do another tempo run. You know how good we are at those. HA! We went out and tried anyway. So we ran 6 ...

    Posted on 10/12/2015 by MelisRunning | 0 Comments

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  • Snaggletooth Paxton

    Paxton had quite the day yesterday.  He spent the majority of the day in hiding. It all started in the morning right after breakfast.  Paxton was walking through the kitchen.  He was minding his own doggie business when all of a sudden: WHAM! Kali, o...

    Posted on 10/13/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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  • Aiden’s Medal Arrived!

    Most of you know that I have been doing a challenge with RunTheEdge this year.  The challenge was to run 2015 miles in 2015.  I have 35 miles left to complete the challenge and should, if all goes well, complete the challenge by the mid-end of next w...

    Posted on 11/06/2015 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

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  • Gateway to the Delta 10 Miler *Paxton got to come!*

    Most of you know I ran a 10 mile race yesterday.  I wasn’t apprehensive about this race at all…after all, it was “only” 10 miles, right? MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I were chatting about this very thing on the drive home yesterday.  He had asked me...

    Posted on 11/08/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles in China

    My job sent me to Hangzhou, at the request of Disney. We have designed a huge scissors lift and made a lot of drawings. Its time to kick-off the job and start cutting and welding. The manufacturer is in Hangzho, a city about 140 miles west of Shangh...

    Posted on 11/13/2015 by DittoDan | 2 Comments

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  • Fudge

    What I meant to say was fudging . . . As in fudging numbers! I use to do that with the scale. If my scale was up I would pretend I didn't weigh myself. Or if it was down 0.3 I could say it was "about" a half pound. When some one asked how much I had ...

    Posted on 12/12/2015 by SnagTop | 5 Comments

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  • Take Heart!

    Christmas.  It's such a tough time of year for so many reasons.  I often struggle with Christmas because all my family live out of town and my husband works shift work.  That means many years (like this one for instance) I spend Christmas Day all alo...

    Posted on 12/20/2015 by SnagTop | 3 Comments

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  • 2016 Goals

    Run a Tough Mudder Get Spartan Trifecta  Lose 5-10 pounds Gain muscle Grow booty Find the perfect bra to make it look like I didn't lose my bewbs Lift and run 4-6 days per week Don't die Grow 4 inches Listen to new music Become a superhero (PocketPu...

    Posted on 1/04/2016 by PocketPunky | 0 Comments

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  • It really is NOT that much!!

    When I started my journey I had 108 pounds to lose. That number seemed impossible. One hundred and eight pounds. How will I ever lose that much weight? But here I sit 13 months later and 60 pounds or so (depending on the day) lighter.  I mentioned th...

    Posted on 1/15/2016 by SnagTop | 4 Comments

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  • I'm So Sorry

    First...I need to say...this is NOT going to be used as a forum to restart yesterday's drama.  So, please refrain.This is about ME.I know we all like to say that we don't like drama.  And I really do believe that of most of us, but sometimes we do ge...

    Posted on 2/17/2016 by PocketPunky | 6 Comments

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