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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Liftiversary

    A year ago today I stepped into a gym for the first time in over 15 years. I was deadset on getting strong. Not losing weight, not getting fit, getting strong. I'd been inpsired by the badass women on my FL who routinely lifted, who lifted amazing we...

    Posted on 10/19/2017 by cuteandcurvy1 | 10 Comments

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  • Standing tall and letting go

    Standing on my own is hard on me. It makes me feel uneasy, and I feel uncomfortable. If sitting is the new smoking as they say, then I am a chain smoker. I sit all the time. At home, in the car, at work and then back at home. Sitting down eases my pa...

    Posted on 10/19/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 37 Comments

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  • Keto Sub Groups

    The below is part of a discussion I started on Feb 27th, 2015 on the Low Carb Daily discussion forum. The original post may be found here:http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10098018/keto-sub-groups/p1The ketogenic way of eating has many ...

    Posted on 7/03/2015 by DittoDan | 2 Comments

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  • Weight Loss, Running and Cancer

    Last week was a tough one. I was dreading my Friday oncology appointment, trying to find ways to not eat everything in the dang house, and be nice to the people in my path.Yeah, I was on edge.I hate living from one appointment to the next. 6 months a...

    Posted on 10/17/2017 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

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  • Overweight...no longer Obese!

    With this morning's weigh in, I have moved from the obese category on the BMI charts to the overweight category. I am thrilled! I would like to say normal, here I come, but to be honest, I don't know if that is realistic for me. I am enjoying exercis...

    Posted on 10/16/2017 by dawnviking | 34 Comments

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  • My first gain :-(

    Hi lovelies, So I jumped on the scales with excitement this morning, expecting to see a nice little loss (and a drop into the next stone bracket!) but instead I was met with a 1/2lb gain....Cue the tantrums and the "I give ups".... I sat there sulkin...

    Posted on 10/16/2017 by Journey2HealthyHappyMe | 17 Comments

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  • Converting the Heathen

    In the beginning of your fitness journey (Come on, we all mean weight loss, who are we fooling.), there is a lot of self-doubt and insecurity surrounding your ability to make this whole thing happen. Two days in you get mugged by a donut in the break...

    Posted on 10/12/2017 by dsjohndrow | 17 Comments

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  • Trick or Treat

    I haven't had chocolate and candy bars for months and I didn't really miss it. "Perhaps I have lost my sweet tooth", that's what I thought until I saw all the Halloween candy.  It's everywhere. In the office, in the stores, it seems I can't get a br...

    Posted on 10/12/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 39 Comments

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  • Sleep Eating - What A Journey!

    Well, I am a sleep eater and have been for 46 years now.  Started when I was 20.  I may go months without doing so or I may go months where it's every night.  I've been to all sorts of doctors and "specialists" and two things are common with all of t...

    Posted on 10/11/2017 by sugargrammy45 | 15 Comments

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  • Bad Mood Averted..... Normal Service Resumes :-)

    Good Morning Lovelies,  So this morning I had a major strop as I had only lost 2lb. I felt cheated, I have stayed within my cals and completed 4 work outs this week (including a 10k bike ride!) so I felt 2 was unfairly low....However, after some frie...

    Posted on 10/09/2017 by Journey2HealthyHappyMe | 18 Comments

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  • Join Us in Building Healthy Habits

    Chances are if you've joined MFP to lose weight and become healthier, you are also focused on building some new daily habits. Habits such as tracking your food intake, making better food choices, and implementing an exercise plan are  some of the key...

    Posted on 10/08/2017 by themedalist | 11 Comments

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  • The scale is dead

    I killed Victoria; she survived only a few months in our home. Poor thing, she was so young. I liked her shiny personality but found her a bit slippery at times -naughty little thing.Now she is dead; doesn't make a sound anymore, her display went dar...

    Posted on 10/05/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 27 Comments

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  • What Do You Want to Be?

    When I was a kid my friends wanted to be astronauts, cowboys and doctors. Me, I wanted candy for dinner or to be a superhero. Then I got to high school and I wanted to be a professional hockey player and rock star. I pursued both into college and lef...

    Posted on 10/05/2017 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • Food, Food, Food

    For years I ate everything that didn't eat me first. From morning to night, I thought about what I could eat. Now, here at MFP, I think about healthy food and healthy meals and how much I am allowed to eat. Then and now -food is always on my mind.I g...

    Posted on 9/30/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 24 Comments

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  • My wake up call

    A few weeks ago a coworker wasn't feeling well.  She thought maybe she had bad indegestion or maybe gerd, but blew it off and worked through the day.  She was really feeling it on the way home and drove herself to the hospital where she passed sudden...

    Posted on 9/22/2017 by hockeymomchicago | 16 Comments

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  • Sensing subtle changes...

    Hi All, I am so pleased to write this blog. I'm hoping it's not premature excitement haha I am 6lb lighter than the last time I wrote in this blog.... how cool is that!?I have now gone 11 days of tracking ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING that I eat/drink/work o...

    Posted on 9/28/2017 by Journey2HealthyHappyMe | 23 Comments

    68 votes + -

  • Cancer and Bucket Lists

    The smell of coffee made me want to go back to bed - my own bed - back home in the US. I sipped my coffee and made my final preparations before walking up to the starting line. Ruth gave me a hug and a kiss and I got on the elevator.It was now 8:15 i...

    Posted on 9/27/2017 by dsjohndrow | 39 Comments

    98 votes + -