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  • Re-evaluating things . . .

    Last week I had my long-awaited doctor's appointment.  Having had so many health benefits over the past year with my weigh loss, I was excited to see my cholesterol numbers since last year they were a bit elevated.  I was certain that this year they ...

    Posted on 12/17/2015 by SnagTop | 8 Comments

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  • Look beyond the food log

    There's a trend I see with clients and while it's going to sound obvious, you need to hear it.   Your food decisions are influenced by a variety of factors that are not exclusively related to hunger, or what you want to put in your mouth (giggity).If...

    Posted on 12/16/2015 by SideSteel | 3 Comments

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  • Kiddos Scholastic Short Sorry

    So this week my kiddo's short story was chosen via several rounds of jurying by staff and voting by students to represent her school at the regional and national scholastic writing competition. She was 12 when she wrote it and is 13 now. I am super p...

    Posted on 12/11/2015 by The_GingerBeard_Man | 6 Comments

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  • It doesn't have to be like that . . .

    I can sometimes be a little obsessive/compulsive — or as my son-in-law calls me CDO (OCD alphabetically). Because of that, I find that I have always been an all-or-nothing kind of girl!In all of my previous weight loss attempts this spilled over into...

    Posted on 12/09/2015 by SnagTop | 12 Comments

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  • Cookies for breakfast

    Sometimes I feel like such a hypocrit.  I write blogs about how awesome I am with this new and improved changed lifestyle, how it's just so easy anymore to make healthy choices, blah, blah, blah.  Some days I really feel like that . . . super-dieter....

    Posted on 12/04/2015 by SnagTop | 7 Comments

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  • Facing the scale

    My busiest week before the holidays is OVER!  Even though it was only the first week of December, it was the busiest week that I have planend between now and the first of the year, and also held the most difficulties for me -- coming right on the hee...

    Posted on 12/07/2015 by SnagTop | 10 Comments

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  • The Art of Arguing for Sanity

    We've all done it at some point, whether on the MFP forums, Facebook feeds, in response to an email from crazy Aunt Bernice, or sitting across the Sunday dinner table from paranoid cousin Bob. We've listened to someone advocate a point of view defyin...

    Posted on 12/04/2015 by ihad | 7 Comments

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  • It's a Christmas Miracle!!

    This morning my scale demonstrated that after just one day of being "back on the wagon" I've lost 1.2 of the 2.6 pounds I gained over Thanksgiving.  As I was getting ready for my day it suddenly struck me how easy it was to get back to eating healthy...

    Posted on 12/01/2015 by SnagTop | 7 Comments

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  • Today I Logged In Again

    It's been 1635 days in a row. It sounds like a lot, but logging in doesn't matter all that much. What matters are the changes that I have made to be fit. A lot more fit. I call them lifestyle changes.I stopped using the scale at 276 pounds. I am sure...

    Posted on 12/01/2015 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • Not so bad after all . . .

    This morning I got up and reluctantly stepped on the scale as I do every morning.  I wasn't sure what my five days away had done.  As I shared yesterday, I didn't feel I had done terrible, but at the same time I knew that I had exceeded my calorie al...

    Posted on 11/30/2015 by SnagTop | 8 Comments

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  • I am 3D

    Yesterday, I posted a rather emotional and personal status.  I felt better afterwards, just getting it off my chest.  Some friends made comments.  A bit later, I deleted the entire status and posted a new one about “onward” so as to not dwell on the ...

    Posted on 11/29/2015 by andeey | 8 Comments

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  • The big picture.

    It's very easy to get lost in the sea of information (most of it bad) in the fitness sphere.There's a lot of talk about calories, macronutrients, programming, and it's all great stuff.  In fact, I've written about it myself a few times in various pos...

    Posted on 11/26/2015 by SideSteel | 7 Comments

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  • This morning, I updated my ticker.

    It now says "57" pounds lost.  At one point, it said "95" and I was so close ... so very close to that magical "100" pound milestone.  I'll let you do the math, but suffice it to say, that since my surgery, I have gained a significant amount of weigh...

    Posted on 11/26/2015 by andeey | 5 Comments

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  • Gearing up for Thanksgiving!

    Though I live in Canada and our Thanksgiving has passed, all my family lives in the U.S. and we are heading that way on Wednesday for American Thanksgiving.  It is part of the reason why I have been so busy baking Christmas cookies and doing my holid...

    Posted on 11/23/2015 by SnagTop | 4 Comments

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  • My Winter Coat

    This year I got to pull an old "new" winter coat out of the back of my closet.  I bought it several years ago after I had lost a few pounds on one of my famous diets.  It never really fit -- it was always tight across the shoulder blades. At the time...

    Posted on 11/20/2015 by SnagTop | 8 Comments

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  • wait - $2 bills are REAL?!?!?!?

    I mentioned yesterday due to someone's post (my addled brain can't recall who) about a cashier at a Taco Bell not being able to make change when they punched the $10 instead of the $20 button. I don't know if this story is real, and frankly I don't c...

    Posted on 11/20/2015 by bynsky | 3 Comments

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  • Post-show

    This is my first ever blog.  Yikes!!  The pressure is on...I really hope I don't disappoint. As many of you know, I completed my first bodybuilding competition this past weekend placing 4th in my division...still ridiing cloud 9 about that. I started...

    Posted on 11/18/2015 by reggie2run | 4 Comments

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  • Not gonna do it . . .

    I am starting to gear up for Christmas.  So hard to believe that it is only 37 days away!!  I have all my lists and am checking them twice . . . cooking, cleaning, baking, and decorating.  So much to do! Today I started my Christmas baking -- the bak...

    Posted on 11/18/2015 by SnagTop | 1 Comment

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  • The Opportunity to Train

    Rather than looking at the gym as this dreaded place you have to go to in order to look better, shift how you frame it.It's the stage where you chose to use your body for what it was intended for - movement. Something that it doesn't get the chance t...

    Posted on 11/17/2015 by stroutman81 | 0 Comments

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  • Keeping It Under Control

    Yesterday I had an echocardiogram (ultrasound of my heart). It's been over four years since I had congestive heart failure. I am sure everything will be OK.I ran two marathons in two weeks.Actually, I only ran one marathon; that was NYC on November 1...

    Posted on 11/18/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

    31 votes + -