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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • The tortuous, tumultuous path I walk

    My God. So here I am, another round of this. I'm not sure how many of these "time to start again" passages I must write before I finally conquer myself. I can safely say that I have undoubtedly gained knowledge with this round of gained weight. I can...

    Posted on 3/28/2017 by Deena_Bean | 20 Comments

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  • Today is the Day to Live

    I woke up a 6 AM on April 4th. I called into work sick. I felt like throwing up. In fact I had for a couple of days. I decided to call my doctor and left a message with his answering service. I was certain there was something he could do to make me c...

    Posted on 3/28/2017 by dsjohndrow | 23 Comments

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  • A Work in Progress

    We've had a wonderful winter here in Arizona.  Lots of fun, friends, and exercise!  But I've done my usual falling off the wagon while here.  I knew that I was slowly gaining weight because my clothes were getting more and more snug.  I am so predict...

    Posted on 3/27/2017 by SnagTop | 10 Comments

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  • I am possible!

    A friend here at MFP recommended that I should take a picture of myself every two weeks, this way I could see the progress. It sounded like such a good idea until I stood in my bedroom in all my glory. I stood there in my underwear and forced myself ...

    Posted on 3/23/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 23 Comments

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  • My Biggest Change

    I've been thinking about this quite a bit lately and just thought I'd share with my friends.  I'm wondering what might be true for the rest of you.  Have you noticed something that has truly and completely changed about yourself in the process of los...

    Posted on 3/22/2017 by luluinca | 27 Comments

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  • I Know You Know

    Depression effects a number of people.  When someone is depressed, clinically,  it not only effects that person, but the people around them. Earlier this year, I wrote a song from the perspective of a loved one of someone clinically depressed. https:...

    Posted on 11/23/2016 by wolverine66 | 1 Comment

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  • The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

    2012 was the best of times and the worst of times. My worst days as a congestive heart failure survivor were behind me. My best days of health in decades were upon me. I was back to work full-time after 8 months of slow recovery.I felt better than I ...

    Posted on 3/21/2017 by dsjohndrow | 9 Comments

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  • What I Learned by Gaining the Weight Back

    A year ago this month I achieved what I thought was an impossible goal; I lost 88 pounds and returned to the weight I’d been when I’d graduated high school more than 20 years ago. I did then what every person who experiences that weight loss does and...

    Posted on 2/25/2015 by wendybird5 | 7 Comments

    30 votes + -