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  • Dear Food Network!

    Nobody made me fat -I did that beautifully all by myself. And while I do not look for excuses, I will blame you, dear Food Network, for at least 30 pounds which I am carrying on my hips, thighs, belly, and all the other good places I don't want to ta...

    Posted on 11/16/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 25 Comments

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  • The Jerk Store called …

    … and they’re running out of you! That’s a line from a Seinfeld episode where George Costanza is ruing a missed opportunity at a zinger / comeback. He’s going over what he should have said in response to someone and seeing if he can get himself into ...

    Posted on 11/06/2017 by jaimydude | 4 Comments

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  • I Suck at Willpower!

    If this journey was up to willpower alone, I'd be 400 pounds by now! There were a bunch of things I tried to do to lose weight. I tried not eating, eating diet meals, shakes, fads, and I thought of vomiting it back up too. I didn't.I just don't have ...

    Posted on 11/14/2017 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

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  • Best Part of My Day ..

    For over a decade now my commute has not been less than 45 minutes. In all those years of commuting, I've noticed things - Trends, patterns that come and go. The man with the glasses and newspaper. The lady with the wet hair. The construction worker ...

    Posted on 11/13/2017 by jaimydude | 13 Comments

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  • Thinking Traps

    I would like to say I've always been consistent and wise in my desire to be more healthy.  I would like to say it but I'm not going to lie to you, I haven't always been and even now, I'm not perfect at it.  However, I've learned a few things since I...

    Posted on 11/09/2017 by sugargrammy45 | 19 Comments

    55 votes + -

  • The Fat lady at the golf course

    I want to be able to walk outside with our dogs, but the thought terrifies me. I haven't made much progress. It only takes a few minutes on the treadmill and I am huffing and puffing like an old steam locomotive, and I have to take breaks to catch my...

    Posted on 11/09/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 51 Comments

    158 votes + -

  • Sing to the tune of "Sesame Street"

    Doctors say BP is now okay Sometimes able  to walk away from sweets   Can you tell I'm on my way On my way to seein’ my feet?   Share, whine, play MFP’s a-ok Friendly members there We vent, post deets   Lookin’ forward to the day When I say, “Well, ...

    Posted on 11/08/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 8 Comments

    28 votes + -

  • I've lost my toddler!

    31.4 pounds. That's how much my two year old daughter weighs. And that is how much weight I have lost as of this morning! Whenever people pick up my daughter, their first reaction is, oh my she's heavy! And here I have been carrying around that much ...

    Posted on 11/06/2017 by dawnviking | 15 Comments

    58 votes + -

  • Reset Day........

    Good Morning Lovely MFP folks, So yesterday I sat and evaluated my past week. I couldnt face weighing as I knew it wouldnt be pretty. I spent all day putting myself down, I couldnt believe that I hadnt pulled it back yet after all the false hope and ...

    Posted on 11/07/2017 by Journey2HealthyHappyMe | 20 Comments

    46 votes + -

  • Excuse me! Umm, no...

    Is it me, or just the posts that I happen to read? I have read some pretty creative excuses for falling off the wagon, overeating, and not succeeding at learning to eat healthy and exercise three times a week.People are pretty lazy. That is my perspe...

    Posted on 11/07/2017 by dsjohndrow | 35 Comments

    133 votes + -

  • Half the Woman I Used to Be

    A Long, Long Time ago…I can still remember how the pastry used to make me smileAnd I knew if I had my chance, that I could find some 5x pantsAnd maybe, they would fit me, for a while… But January had me cryinThat milestone Birthday came a flyin40 on ...

    Posted on 11/04/2017 by IremiaRe | 48 Comments

    132 votes + -

  • Perspective

    An MFP friend invited me to do a FitBit challenge yesterday. I didn't know what that was but I agreed anyway! I have one real-life friend on FitBit, and she averages over 15,000 steps a day. She might weigh 100 pounds soaking wet. I aim for 12,000 bu...

    Posted on 9/21/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 9 Comments

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  • I Keep Forgetting

    I had a plumber working in my house the other day. Young guy, mid-20s, mentioned he's a single dad, sounded like there is plenty of drama in his life. Nice, funny, hard working. Boy, was that poor kid fat. I felt so bad because it was a physical job ...

    Posted on 11/02/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 14 Comments

    45 votes + -

  • It's The Great Pumpkin Butt Charlie Brown!

    I joined MFP in Fall of 2014.  It was the FIRST time that I had successfully lost weight.  I didn’t use any  supplements, weight loss programs or  gimmicks.  It was just me, hard work, exercise and determination.   I had a stable job with a decent sa...

    Posted on 10/24/2016 by Goal179 | 2 Comments

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  • 50 pounds lost, no one cares, no one notices - Does it even Matter?

    I am half way towards my weight loss goal. The sad part is I am still morbidly obese and even when I make my goal weight, I will still be in the overweight range.  In fact, I am so big that people can't even tell that I have lost weight.  50 pounds a...

    Posted on 11/02/2017 by Goal179 | 75 Comments

    108 votes + -

  • In his Eyes

    I often wonder why my husband never said anything about my weight gain. I doubled in weight and size over the years. Of course, he noticed so why didn't he say anything? The other night I watched him doze off. He looked tired - work had been crazy l...

    Posted on 11/02/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 42 Comments

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  • Set Backs are Never the End

    Have you ever felt defeated on this journey? The scale talking back, your favorite pants popped a button and took out a migrating sparrow, or worse, you have an injury and can't exercise!? Most of that has happened to me.I started my fitness journey ...

    Posted on 10/31/2017 by dsjohndrow | 10 Comments

    45 votes + -

  • Man in the Mirror

    I promised myself when I decided to start... ahem ...‘blogging’, that I would be a 100% honest with myself, and you. I guess that’s the luxury anonymity affords you. You’re able to put more of yourself out there. So at least in my alter ego, I’m goin...

    Posted on 10/30/2017 by jaimydude | 19 Comments

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  • "Only" Five Pounds

    I've lost five out of the hundred or more pounds I need to lose. Such a small percentage!  But... --I wouldn't leave a nickel on the street--my kids would be thrilled if their teacher added five points to a test --having five of something is consider...

    Posted on 10/02/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 9 Comments

    29 votes + -

  • In the year 2525

    So I think I originally 'discovered' MyFitnessPal in 2006, and used it on our only computer, the family desktop. I couldn't conceive of a simpler way of logging food--in the 90s my girlfriends and I had been writing everything we ate in steno pads, a...

    Posted on 10/08/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 2 Comments

    11 votes + -