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  • What's Your Fitness Sign?

    It might be true that when you were born, the stars had a party, or the year you were born might have something to do with your destiny. But here on MFP, your sign is based on how well you do the program. :)The Dog - A walker at 3.0 miles per hour.Th...

    Posted on 5/23/2017 by dsjohndrow | 34 Comments

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  • Bye Buddy

    We had to say goodbye to our oldest dog last week and even though I knew it was coming, it hit me hard. Losing a four-legged family member hurts. That night we had a few drinks, celebrated our dog's long life; we laughed and cried when we shared our ...

    Posted on 5/22/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 39 Comments

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  • Appointments, appointments, appointments!

    My blogs have been few and far between . . . as has my activity at MFP.  I look like I have quite a streak going (555 days!) -- but the fact of the matter is it is mainly because my iWatch automatically uploads my steps every day so it looks like I'm...

    Posted on 5/15/2017 by SnagTop | 4 Comments

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  • I Decided to Live

    How did I ever let myself get to almost 300 pounds? I ate too many calories. The change occurred slowly over a period of millions of bites of food. It's pretty much the same way I became a daily drinker, a smoker and drug user. I never set out to be ...

    Posted on 5/16/2017 by dsjohndrow | 20 Comments

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  • I Woke Up Hungry Today.

    Sadly, I woke up before my alarm this morning thanks to my husband's incessant insomnia.  As I lay there trying in vain to get back to sleep, my stomach growled.  And not just a little "prrrr..." - this was a "GROWL".  That moment made me realize som...

    Posted on 3/22/2017 by ButterballBookworm | 6 Comments

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  • My last big summer?

    I don't like summer, can't stand the warm weather and all the outdoor activities. I love autumn and winter. The colder months are perfect for big people like me. Then I can hide my body under layers of cloth. In the summer time that's not possible, t...

    Posted on 5/13/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 29 Comments

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  • Onederland!

    I updated my profile today because I passed my first goal - Onederland!  It actually happened last week, but because of Shark Week and other life events, I didn't want to memorialize it until it was reliably true.Now I just need to keep on track over...

    Posted on 5/12/2017 by ButterballBookworm | 29 Comments

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  • It Isn't Always Easy

    My biopsy came back positive for cancer in 7 out of 16 cores. One of the cores is serious. They are going to pursue some non-surgical treatments.Cancer sucks!I am still working on my food consumption and cutting it back. Remember the days when you we...

    Posted on 5/09/2017 by dsjohndrow | 48 Comments

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  • Gamble wisely

    Tonight is our Ladies night out. We will meet at a nearby casino with an all-you-can-eat buffet that is extraordinary. I know, because I have eaten and overeaten there many times.I have juggled numerous plates back and forth, all of them with piles o...

    Posted on 5/06/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 14 Comments

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  • Struggling But Keeping Positive

    I'm feeling quite positive after quitting here and returning, trying to sneak in the back door un-noticed , but I've been struggling and was up 20lbs. I'm at the heaviest I've been. I'm up 2 jeans sizes and my bras don't fit, wearing baggy tops. That...

    Posted on 5/05/2017 by Marjayhan | 23 Comments

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  • Twos-day

    Today I reached a big milestone. Today my weight started with a "2" instead of a "3". By no means am I done trying to get healthier, but for some reason this means a lot to me.  My weight has been in the 300s for a long time now, and I know I've done...

    Posted on 5/02/2017 by ScottASnider | 66 Comments

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  • I Just Don't See it That Way

    You've met them. Some of them are your MFP friends, and others are in real life. They are people who can't see that they are in trouble with their weight and ultimately their health. And worst of all, you could be one of those that continue to give y...

    Posted on 5/02/2017 by dsjohndrow | 27 Comments

    99 votes + -

  • Just an Eye exam

    Every time I think I have it all figured out, something happens and I go down the rabbit hole again and end up in an emotional turmoil.  It took me three months to figure it all out. Now I know what I have to do and I am focused and ready to shed al...

    Posted on 4/27/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 27 Comments

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  • Aware of the changes

    There's a Ted talk about how a small bridge tax resolved traffic jams. When the tax was removed, traffic jams resumed. When commuters were quizzed about how their habits changed during the tax, they didn't know. Most likely they made small adjustment...

    Posted on 10/29/2015 by jgnatca | 2 Comments

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  • I Need Help

    I was listening to a recovering drug addict on the radio this morning. He said asking for help was the hardest thing he ever did. "It changed my life for the better." he said.My life has been dotted with spiritual interventions. I asked for help a fe...

    Posted on 4/25/2017 by dsjohndrow | 36 Comments

    87 votes + -

  • Sit Less Boot Camp is Back! Starting May 1st On MFP

     You’ve likely heard or read that “sitting is the new smoking”. The negative health impacts of sitting are so strong and pervasive that they just can't be ignored. Heart disease, strokes, diabetes, several types of cancer, and even anxiety and depres...

    Posted on 4/24/2017 by themedalist | 12 Comments

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  • So I'm getting married next month...

    May 30th I got engaged to that handsome prince there with me in the photo. I could not be happier and I have not been happier! We also decided, "why wait?" and we're going to tie it all up with a pretty bow one day in the last week of July at Hilton ...

    Posted on 6/23/2015 by Deena_Bean | 4 Comments

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  • Tips for Life and Running

    Just like the law of gravity, there are some rules for running that will produce similar health benefits if you don't fight them. Don't run in the house. You should have learned this as a kid!Get running shoes fitted at a running store. Wear them eve...

    Posted on 4/18/2017 by dsjohndrow | 21 Comments

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  • They noticed

    I was wondering when someone would finally notice. I have lost a good amount of weight. Still, nobody had said anything about it. Perhaps it doesn't show because I am still so big and there is so much more to lose. Who would be the first to notice? S...

    Posted on 4/17/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 100 Comments

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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

    23 votes + -