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  • Evolution

    I think I've changed but it's been a long, strange evolution.   One of the things that has surprised me most in my time since starting on this site is how my view of my own physical self has changed.  I've never liked anatomy, have very little clue w...

    Posted on 1/28/2016 by forrl | 9 Comments

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  • Levity~yes, there's stuff about Paxton here.

    What a funny day it has been today.  Kind of spooky funny and absolutely hilarious funny.  Two kinds of funny all in one day! First, the spooky funny: This is some of my post to Aiden today: We didn’t have a very big run today. We ended up with a tot...

    Posted on 1/17/2016 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

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  • Getting Through the Tough Times

    When I first got on MFP in 2011, my biggest problem was food; too damn much food. That and overcoming heart disease. I took all the suggestions I could find - well, except for cheat days. I never did those. I got smaller plates, a food scale, got rid...

    Posted on 1/27/2016 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

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  • You must not want it badly enough.

    I get sick of hearing this crap. Let me say this first and foremost:Personal responsibility is fundamentally important. You have to be ready to change.  You have to "want it" to happen and you have to take actions that allow you to make it happen.BUT...

    Posted on 1/25/2016 by SideSteel | 6 Comments

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  • You only live once . . .

    I love searching Pinterest for motivational quotes and pictures.  I'm moderator on a FaceBook page called "Waist Not, Want Not" and like to find inspirational things to post there (feel free to join the page which is full of remarkable losers!!).  Ea...

    Posted on 12/11/2015 by SnagTop | 9 Comments

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  • A Paxton Photo Album

    Paxton was 5.5 weeks old when he came to live at our house. He is a loyal friend to Castro and Kali.   He loves to give puppy kisses!   He has a few favorite toys.     Paxton thinks he looks spiffy!   Underneath all of his Paxtonishness, he is a doof...

    Posted on 7/09/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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  • Calorie Counting for beginners

    So many times I see people in the forums, overwhelmed by all the rules... keto, low carbs, high protein, no dairy, no sugar, cleanse... and I get a little cranky.This process doesn't HAVE to be so painful!When you are first starting out with counting...

    Posted on 1/21/2016 by MireyGal76 | 12 Comments

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  • The Run From H.E. Double Toothpicks

     Shoot me now.  I mean it!  Just shoot me now!   Holy Cow today’s run was THE ugliest run I have ever had.  Seeing as I’ve had a few people ask about it, I’ll tell you about it.  It probably won’t seem all that awful once I’ve shared but trust me, it...

    Posted on 1/20/2016 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

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  • Shopping Trip: Funny Story

    Yesterday was a blast!  It was a big day but it was a blast!!! My sister and I had decided to head up north to Tupelo, Mississippi, to do a little shopping.  She is getting back into running and needed a new pair of running shoes.  There is an excell...

    Posted on 1/19/2016 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • We Haven’t Chatted About Paxton For A While…

    We really haven’t chatted about Paxton for quite a long while!  I guess it’s time for an “update.” Paxton went to the vet in December.  It was time for his Heartworm preventative shot.  These shots are great!  You only have to get them every 6 months...

    Posted on 1/13/2016 by MelisRunning | 10 Comments

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  • Failure isn't final

    There are times when things just click.  Diet is easy and on point.  Workouts are going great.  Everything in life seems to be carrying us towards our goals.There are also times when the world is falling around us and we are able to push through that...

    Posted on 1/12/2016 by usmcmp | 46 Comments

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  • Don't Even Know What To Title This

    I was thinking earlier today about how a lot of my friends on here (and I myself) will apologize for sharing their sadness...will apologize for being depressed...will apologize for being anything less than a 100% ray of sunshine or giver of laughs.An...

    Posted on 1/12/2016 by PocketPunky | 6 Comments

    18 votes + -

  • My Top 10 Get Fit Suggestions

    After a few years on MFP, I have figured out a some things about weight loss, fitness and running. Most of it I didn't learn in the forums. ;)The most important is this, weight loss and fitness is fragile!Since I got on MFP, I learned how to run, I r...

    Posted on 1/12/2016 by dsjohndrow | 35 Comments

    139 votes + -

  • Truck Parties

     We pulled away from the front door of the elementary school as my son scurried inside. Breath steaming in the rare sub-zero temps. The little black SUV our temporary shelter from the winter morning, my daughter and I started the drive to the middle ...

    Posted on 1/12/2016 by downsizinghoss | 32 Comments

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  • *Did I Ever Tell You About The Time…

    I knew, I mean I KNEW this weekend would be epic.  I didn’t realize at the time just how EPIC it would be! This weekend was the Mississippi Blues Marathon.  Earlier this year, I was selected to be a Race Ambassador for “The Blues.”  This was a big ho...

    Posted on 1/10/2016 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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  • #Frustration

    I’ve heard a lot of comments recently from my MFP (My Fitness Pal) friends. See, I’ve met a lot of really great people through MFP!  Some of the best people ever are on that site.  MFP has been instrumental in my success in losing 170.  I think it’s ...

    Posted on 1/04/2016 by MelisRunning | 78 Comments

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  • Running - The Quick Start Guide

    Running is better than drinking alcohol and I dribble a lot less. The problem with running is, well, me! I don't really like it, but I like what it does! It's my private place, and don't share too many of the thoughts that I have out there... well ex...

    Posted on 1/05/2016 by dsjohndrow | 8 Comments

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  • The Picture

    My friend texted me yesterday because a picture of me and my dad from about 6 years ago had popped up on her FB memories.  When I saw the picture I laughed and responded with, "Wow...I was big.  lol"This is my usual response when I see an old picture...

    Posted on 1/05/2016 by PocketPunky | 3 Comments

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  • The Lateral Habenula Potential

     Yep, it's a new year.  The start of my 4th new year on MFP.  MFP has slowly wormed its way into my life.  It was a vital piece to my success in losing weight, but more importantly - in getting healthy.  I met people here.  Lots of really awesom...

    Posted on 1/04/2016 by GypsyByTheSea | 29 Comments

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  • Coaching, information streams, body images, ramblings...

    Let me first start this off with some full disclosure.I've been coaching for about 3 years now.   I don't claim to be an expert, I don't claim to be the best, but I do take my profession very seriously and I've been able to help others, help myself, ...

    Posted on 1/01/2016 by SideSteel | 23 Comments

    91 votes + -