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  • Carrying Mom

    Driving to the office this morning through a perfect Georgia spring Saturday.  My head lost in thought as the pines slip past me. Cool breeze pushing through the open windows of the car. Swirling around my head with the smell of the forest. Blooming ...

    Posted on 4/09/2016 by downsizinghoss | 8 Comments

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  • Impressing Captain Al

    When I was 25 I was stuck looking for a real job. My best friend had just broken up with her boyfriend (now husband btw) and we both were fed up and said "screw it" and drove to the Keys. I had worked down there the summer before and it was still fre...

    Posted on 3/18/2016 by downsizinghoss | 2 Comments

    17 votes + -

  • Welkom! - 10 Tips voor wie nieuw is op MFP

    Gewichtsverlies is in feite niet eens heel moeilijk. Je eet minder dan je aan kCal verbruikt, et voila... Je valt af. Het op lange termijn consistent gewicht verliezen en daarna het nieuwe gewicht handhaven, dát echter is verduveld lastig. Niet voor ...

    Posted on 3/23/2015 by SteadfastDharma | 3 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • New Goal

    The last several weeks I've noticed that I arrive later at the gym than I did when I first started going in the mornings. For quite a while, I would be in the gym by 6:45 for a short warm up to clear the sleep fog before lifting. Today, I was still i...

    Posted on 3/23/2015 by silver_arrow3 | 2 Comments

    11 votes + -

  • I'm Addicted to Threesomes!

    I know there are some things that probably should be kept private.  Some things that you don't discuss in mixed company.  While I am aware of this, I feel this is something that I have to get off of my chest and out in the open.  They say admitti...

    Posted on 3/24/2015 by scottyg70 | 6 Comments

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  • Hiatus

    Today is my 3 year anniversary on MFP. I actually joined 9 months before that, when I got a new phone that came with the app. I created an account but didn’t start using it until April 4, 2012.  I was desperate to lose weight, and this was something ...

    Posted on 4/04/2015 by sun_fish | 4 Comments

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  • Weeds? Or Seed?

    Weeds or seed? Which are you planting in your life right now?Not sure? That's okay. Let me provide a simple analogy... Every farmer understands the difference between the two. Weeds can grow overnight. They require no help from the farmer. They sprou...

    Posted on 4/05/2015 by gwlawrence2020 | 7 Comments

    10 votes + -

  • 15 months and 1.5 pounds ... or 51.3 pounds down

    Achievement unlocked!  I hit a significant milestone this morning, weighing in at 184.9 pounds, which: i) brings me within 20 pounds of my goal; ii) makes me a middleweight for the first time in 15 years (and potentially a "Rumbleweight" welter, d...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by Wolfe1759 | 0 Comments

    9 votes + -

  • How it's going and what I'm doing - S'good.

    So here I am, one lift day away from completing 13 weeks.  My body is tired lately, and I can feel the deadlifts in particular working every part of me (as was indicated at the onset of lifting (in the reading)).  Wow.  The first deadlift I did I tho...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by Deena_Bean | 3 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • Self Kindness- don't forget it

    [URL=http://s707.photobucket.com/user/icecapade/media/20150419_182556_zpsnln8yhtp.jpg.html][img]http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww74/icecapade/20150419_182556_zpsnln8yhtp.jpg[/img][/URL]This is a shot that I'll cherish for many years- a live band ...

    Posted on 4/22/2015 by JoRocka | 8 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • It's not flying but it's damn close

    https://www.facebook.com/100006752416426/videos/1640412479527150/

    Posted on 4/25/2015 by TannunisFred | 4 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • Walking like a drunk feels so sweet

    I scheduled some time with the trainer today and we went hard at those legs! My legs are getting stronger again. No where near as strong as they were before...but oh yah.....I'm gonna so be sore tomorrow. 30 minutes killing it on the weights and then...

    Posted on 4/30/2015 by firegryphon | 10 Comments

    5 votes + -

  • SNORTLE, CHORTLE, AND RANT

     ( this blog-post was inspired by and dedicated to one of my Imaginary Friends who has purchased a Fitbit and wondered if it was wacky.  and to another, who asked the burning questions (1) why one should buy Premium MFP and (2) why would an underwear...

    Posted on 5/04/2015 by bwallace2012 | 9 Comments

    6 votes + -

  • Chicago 2015 Tough Mudder

    So as everyone knows (because I won't shut up about it) I participated in the TM yesterday. Here's some pics of our team, and later, my "race report." :) Left to right, back row: Lora, Gene, Me, Dave, Nick, John Front row: Sonya, Julie, Amy Our frie...

    Posted on 5/10/2015 by LiftAllThePizzas | 4 Comments

    8 votes + -

  • SNAPSHOT OF A WINDMILL

     ******Brownie Hawkeye, mid 50's******* windmillblades creaking against a sky-blue sky water sparklingdribblinginto emerald mossy tankoverflowing cowschew their cudsthink solemn thoughtsand cool their heels in the mud.

    Posted on 5/17/2015 by bwallace2012 | 0 Comments

    8 votes + -

  • The Park That Saved Me

    Several kilometers from where we live in Vancouver, this section of trail in Everett Crowley Park lies above a hill that used to torment and defeat me over and over and over again.My lovely wife supported me by running with me on Fridays there, patie...

    Posted on 5/25/2015 by mwyvr | 1 Comment

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  • Monkey Business

    Today is June 1st, marking exactly 1 year of keto.91lbs down. Gone from a size 26 to a size 10 (US sizing).Which also makes today the first day of the rest of the many, many low-carb years to follow.And as I celebrate my accomplishment, I'm also begi...

    Posted on 6/01/2015 by baconslave | 1 Comment

    8 votes + -

  • Amazing Support!

    That's what MFP is truly about! Knowing you are all here is amazing!I have blogged about my headache struggles. They hit a new high on the pain scale last week. I reached out for help from a friend here who had made an earlier comment about unconvent...

    Posted on 6/10/2015 by Karlottap | 2 Comments

    8 votes + -

  • PINBALL

     PINBALL flashing color and chromenumbers and noise. no volition of its own,the spring-launched silver ballricochets, bounces,gets flapped around a bit. but Oh!when things light upand go Boing!and Boing!and Boing! again it's almost worth the quarter....

    Posted on 6/11/2015 by bwallace2012 | 3 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • The Promise

    I vow from this day forward to live in the present. Not too far in the future, never dwelling on the past. So as long as there is breath in my chest Give myself 100% to the commitment of living the life that I choose Even if there are those th...

    Posted on 7/01/2015 by Phoenix_Down | 1 Comment

    8 votes + -