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  • Why did I change my username?

    This is my first blog since June of last year.  For months before that I was trying to learn to eat like a thin person.  I wanted to lose weight without tracking, weighing, or measuring.  I mean really -- lots of people do it.  Why couldn't I learn t...

    Posted on 1/30/2018 by LogR4Life | 25 Comments

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  • A Little Focus Changed a Lot

    I am finally getting my feet back on the ground. We had a warm winter weekend and I got in three runs! 4 miles, 5 miles and 2 miles. It is not the 15 miles which my marathon training plan called for, but I ran.I am running the London Marathon in Apri...

    Posted on 1/30/2018 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • How to – Food Prep | Sandwiches

    I like taking sandwiches to work. They’re light (the way I make em), economical in calories, and they don’t make a mess. The problem is, even next day sandwiches can get soggy. And I want to make sandwiches for 4 days, ahead of time – (M-TH - I work ...

    Posted on 1/08/2018 by jaimydude | 11 Comments

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  • The fat lady is (not) an expert!

    Ten years ago, I gave up smoking, what turned me into the worst ex-smoker known to mankind. I had done it! I had given up cigarettes, and from that moment on, I became a merciless critique of everybody who still dared to smoke around me.Overnight I h...

    Posted on 1/25/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 40 Comments

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  • I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)

    So I've mentioned before that I have had a Fitbit for a year and I simply love it. I love all of the stats and encouragement it provides. In a year, my step goal has risen from 8000 to 15,000 and I regularly have 20,000 step days, which on my stubby ...

    Posted on 1/24/2018 by rundgrenrocks | 25 Comments

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  • Back in the Groove

    I am finally back in the groove. I confess, I don't like how I look, how I feel, or how I am progressing. I am running and eating correctly (for me). I can only say that I am back in the groove.They used to say if you do it for 30 days, it will becom...

    Posted on 1/23/2018 by dsjohndrow | 22 Comments

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  • The Fat Lady in the snow

    It snowed all day long yesterday, nature gave us eight more inches of winter-wonderland. Today in the  morning the sun was shining, and the outside world looks stunningly beautiful.I had helped my husband with the last snow. He had shoveled the heavy...

    Posted on 1/16/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 52 Comments

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  • Mama, there goes that man!

    The last time I gave you an update on my C25K journey, it was about how I was able to conquer the first 20-minute run in the C25K program. I was able to do it and felt really good about it. Here are the links to the previous posts if you want to catc...

    Posted on 1/16/2018 by jaimydude | 18 Comments

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  • Success Breeds Self-Sabotage

    So, they say confession is good for the soul – and I suppose it must be.  So… this is where I tell you that after reaching my original MFP goal of half my highest weight, and posting my success story and getting scads of new friends and congratulatio...

    Posted on 12/25/2017 by IremiaRe | 15 Comments

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  • Eff This

    Lots of changes in my life and health, again. I am just coming back off a broken leg. I have run 1 mile twice, 2 miles twice and 3 miles once. I also have been on the bike 20-30 minutes on my non-running days. I sure am looking forward to getting out...

    Posted on 1/09/2018 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • 365 Days - 71 Lbs Lost - Smiles gained!

    I sit here with a big grin on my face and feel mighty proud of myself. One year ago I came here after a humiliating night in a movie theater. Oh, how time has flown by, as time does when you get older. In one year so much has changed, so much is stil...

    Posted on 1/08/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 56 Comments

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  • We've Only Just Begun

    So I've been taking a weekly yoga class for a few months now and I'm really enjoying it. It's not too hippy-dippy for my taste, and the instructor gives clear instructions but also says a lot of inspirational things. She also helps me up when I can't...

    Posted on 1/06/2018 by rundgrenrocks | 11 Comments

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  • Look to maintain weight lost in 2017 and lose more weight this year....

    Well I am glad to see the blogs are working again. I could not blog last January because it was not working.....Last year I lost over 27 pounds and I will take it.  That is the most weight I have lost since I have been on MFP – which has been almost ...

    Posted on 1/06/2018 by IsMollyReallyHungry | 11 Comments

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  • The Perfect Scale for Weighing In!

    Part of the game here on MFP is to weigh in. There are discussions as to how often, what brand of scale to buy, and even the most favorable conditions to weigh in under (I wrote that!) Today I was thinking about the best scale for weighing in. Why? M...

    Posted on 1/02/2018 by dsjohndrow | 17 Comments

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  • For Those Who are Struggling...

    I have many friends having a rough time right now.Take this to heart: You have to remind yourself: why you are doing this? Does it take sacrifice that seems unfair? Yes.Is it easy? No. But it IS possible.Is it worth it? In my experience, 1,000 times ...

    Posted on 7/08/2017 by baconslave | 13 Comments

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  • It was the month after Christmas

    It was the month after Christmas and all through the housenothing would fit me, not even a blouse.The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste,at the holiday parties had gone to my waist. When I got on the scales there arose such a number!When I wal...

    Posted on 1/01/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 34 Comments

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  • Don't Be A Quitter!

    It's the time of year for new friends, new goals, resolutions (hmmmm don't set yourself up for failure though), and a promise to yourself to improve your health and fitness!I read so many posts from men and women this time of year who want to begin a...

    Posted on 12/31/2017 by luluinca | 19 Comments

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  • The Lady in the far distance!

    Sometimes, when I read a comment on my blog, and people call me inspirational, I feel like I should turn around and make sure they are not talking about someone else who is standing behind me. They cannot possibly mean me.  How did a fat lady like me...

    Posted on 12/29/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 19 Comments

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  • Update - Mind over Matter

    For those who haven’t read one of my previous posts – Mind over matter, I urge you to go over and give it a look. I also urge you to go through the comments. Plenty of earnest people there who’re inspiring to me with their stories of both strife and ...

    Posted on 12/26/2017 by jaimydude | 12 Comments

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  • Staying Strong

    I'm staying strong for my family.  When I became ill a little over 5 years ago it really scared me.  I was very dependent on my husband for the first time in my life and I didn't like it very much.  Once I was well again I got myself to the gym, chan...

    Posted on 12/26/2017 by luluinca | 9 Comments

    39 votes + -