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  • 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 | 9 Comments

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  • 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 | 17 Comments

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  • 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

    47 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

    132 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 | 49 Comments

    134 votes + -

  • Both Sides Now

    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

    47 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 | 77 Comments

    110 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 | 43 Comments

    242 votes + -

  • 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

    51 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

    61 votes + -

  • Take Five

    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 | 11 Comments

    30 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 + -

  • 291 Days - 70 Pounds gone - It's Halftime!

    70 1/2 pounds are gone. I can't believe it, it still feels so surreal. I have dreamed of losing weight, I have planned it numerous times in my mind, but I never succeeded until now. Could someone please pinch me? I just want to make sure it's not a d...

    Posted on 10/26/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 46 Comments

    187 votes + -

  • Utter stupidity.......

    Hi All,  So...... after my teeny 1/2 lb gain last Monday I lost all will power and fell right back into bad, unhealthy habits. Pure stupidity! I am not meaning to be too hard on myself or beat myself up but... COME ON!! Where is the sense in making a...

    Posted on 10/25/2017 by Journey2HealthyHappyMe | 17 Comments

    46 votes + -

  • The Over-Thinking Woes

    So there I was, sitting alone and I could not get that food out of my mind.You see, a few Sundays ago we had a BBQ at church. I did really well and never had a single bite off of my food program. When it was over, there was so very much food left ove...

    Posted on 10/24/2017 by sugargrammy45 | 14 Comments

    45 votes + -

  • The Look

    I'm not completely sure, but I think I got "The Look" at the grocery store this morning! I saw someone I know casually, for the first time in months. She got a little squinty-eyed. Out loud, we talked only about our children and their school adventur...

    Posted on 10/24/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 11 Comments

    70 votes + -

  • 10 Things Which Really Helped Me Get Fit

    After years on MFP, I have figured out a few 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!Gaining control of your health is a real gift. Sinc...

    Posted on 10/24/2017 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

    103 votes + -

  • Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

    I haven't had to crawl through my minivan for a few weeks now! 🎉See, when we got a new van in 2014, it was a few inches wider than our old one, enough to make it impossible to get in the driver's door if my husband parked his car too close to it (if ...

    Posted on 10/19/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 14 Comments

    40 votes + -