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  • Just an Eye exam

    Every time I think I have it all figured out, something happens and I go down the rabbit hole again and end up in an emotional turmoil.  It took me three months to figure it all out. Now I know what I have to do and I am focused and ready to shed al...

    Posted on 4/27/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 19 Comments

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  • Aware of the changes

    There's a Ted talk about how a small bridge tax resolved traffic jams. When the tax was removed, traffic jams resumed. When commuters were quizzed about how their habits changed during the tax, they didn't know. Most likely they made small adjustment...

    Posted on 10/29/2015 by jgnatca | 1 Comment

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  • I Need Help

    I was listening to a recovering drug addict on the radio this morning. He said asking for help was the hardest thing he ever did. "It changed my life for the better." he said.My life has been dotted with spiritual interventions. I asked for help a fe...

    Posted on 4/25/2017 by dsjohndrow | 32 Comments

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  • Sit Less Boot Camp is Back! Starting May 1st On MFP

     You’ve likely heard or read that “sitting is the new smoking”. The negative health impacts of sitting are so strong and pervasive that they just can't be ignored. Heart disease, strokes, diabetes, several types of cancer, and even anxiety and depres...

    Posted on 4/24/2017 by themedalist | 11 Comments

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  • Christmas is Coming

    It's 4 months until Christmas.  There's your PSA for the day.  I hope you have ideas for your list of recipients because time moves exponentially more quickly as the months roll by.  Prepare to open up your arms and embrace the coming chaos.This afte...

    Posted on 7/26/2014 by CompressedCarbon | 4 Comments

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  • So I'm getting married next month...

    May 30th I got engaged to that handsome prince there with me in the photo. I could not be happier and I have not been happier! We also decided, "why wait?" and we're going to tie it all up with a pretty bow one day in the last week of July at Hilton ...

    Posted on 6/23/2015 by Deena_Bean | 3 Comments

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  • Tips for Life and Running

    Just like the law of gravity, there are some rules for running that will produce similar health benefits if you don't fight them. Don't run in the house. You should have learned this as a kid!Get running shoes fitted at a running store. Wear them eve...

    Posted on 4/18/2017 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

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  • They noticed

    I was wondering when someone would finally notice. I have lost a good amount of weight. Still, nobody had said anything about it. Perhaps it doesn't show because I am still so big and there is so much more to lose. Who would be the first to notice? S...

    Posted on 4/17/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 94 Comments

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  • My Short Attention Span

    I never really thought of myself as having a short attention span.  I did well in school.  I have a great memory.  I think I'm attentive to other people and their conversations.  But today I realized just how quickly I seem to lose interest in some t...

    Posted on 4/10/2017 by SnagTop | 4 Comments

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  • 365 Days

    I've been on MFP for years. I've never committed for more than a couple of weeks or maybe a month before giving up or getting bored. Yesterday I hit 365 days. Amazing. What a year this has been! On one hand I am a little disappointed that I have only...

    Posted on 4/11/2017 by SweetP27 | 44 Comments

    131 votes + -

  • Everyone Should Think Big

    Most of you know that I had congestive heart failure in 2011. Since then I have run 7 marathons. Because Boston is next Monday, I thought I would remind my readers that a marathon is always 26.2 miles. I love the Boston course.Boston has been a const...

    Posted on 4/11/2017 by dsjohndrow | 11 Comments

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  • Fish Ahoy!

    “What do you want for lunch?” my husband had asked when he called, and I didn’t know what to reply. Saturday is my STRIKE DAY.  What means I don’t cook, I am either busy cleaning house or I have work to do in my office.He was on his way home and woul...

    Posted on 4/10/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 21 Comments

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  • Home Sweet Home!

    Here it is the 9th of April already!  We left Arizona on April 1st, arrived in Ohio to meet my new and beautiful granddaughter on April 3rd, visited with family and headed the rest of the way home on April 5th, spent two nights in our own bed then le...

    Posted on 4/09/2017 by SnagTop | 3 Comments

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  • The struggle up the mountain.

    I have been struggling.  Every day.  Trying to make the right decisions, and yet falling back into old habits.  There is a lot of self loathing going on with me.  Far more regrets about stupid decisions than happiness about smart decisions.  Re-start...

    Posted on 4/03/2017 by andeey | 19 Comments

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  • Six Years Later, I Am Still Here!

    What can I say? Today is the 6th anniversary of my congestive heart failure. The ambulance, the surgery, and the unknown. It was scary but I had been so ill I didn't really care, I just wanted relief. It was a real thriller for me and those around me...

    Posted on 4/04/2017 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

    94 votes + -

  • The Fight!

    We had a fight yesterday. I can't even tell you how it started, or who started it. It was a silly dispute that started out small; then one word led to another. I guess all arguments start like that. Even after so many years of marriage it happens, an...

    Posted on 4/02/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 26 Comments

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  • The Crisis in Healthcare

    This is not meant to be a political post.  I wish healthcare wasn't a political issue.  The fact is there is a small percentage of people who have really expensive chronic conditions.  Some folks are super lucky, they are always healthy.  I considere...

    Posted on 1/10/2017 by karinaApplebombinos | 0 Comments

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  • The Hard Shizzle

    I can't say what I wanted to for my title, because kittens.Up until last Saturday I was floundering about, shoveling food in, moving very little, and really it was kind of a relief.  It lasted too long for my own good, but I was enjoying the freedom ...

    Posted on 3/29/2017 by Deena_Bean | 3 Comments

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  • Thank You

    I'm done hoping we could work it out I'm done with how it feels, Spinning my wheels Letting you drag my heart around   Dear You,   You're never going to read this and I don't expect that you'd care, even if you did. As each landmark comes and goes, ...

    Posted on 3/31/2017 by srslybritt | 5 Comments

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  • Can we "learn" a lifestyle??

    Something my hubby and I often discuss is all the "young" 75-90 year olds we meet here in Arizona.  We wonder . . . are they in such great shape because they spend their winters here, or do they spend their winters here because they are in such great...

    Posted on 3/29/2017 by SnagTop | 23 Comments

    84 votes + -