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  • One stinking, lousy pound

    One stinking, lousy pound gone for good and it took me one whole week to lose it.I have this vision in my head; now I can see who I want to be. I have lost 23 lbs. in 60 days, that's a significant weight loss for ordinary people; still, I don't see o...

    Posted on 3/10/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 48 Comments

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  • My Updated Bucket List

    Many of you know that I have been diagnosed with a malignant tumor. Of course, untreated, it's deadly. As it turns out, I have run 80 races including 7 marathons; 3 or which were world major marathons. I did almost all of that since I received the ne...

    Posted on 3/07/2017 by dsjohndrow | 41 Comments

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  • To my unborn Granchild

    Dear Grandchild! You haven’t been born yet -you are not even in the making- but I know the kids started planning your arrival and I have a feeling we will meet soon. I drove to the grocery store the other day, parked, and sat in the car for a while...

    Posted on 3/03/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 22 Comments

    139 votes + -

  • You Can't Always Win

    Have you ever felt so defeated that you didn't even want to play? That's how football was for me. I was pretty fast, but I couldn't catch the dang ball. I felt the same way in Dr. Swietzer's psychiatry class.I tried my best and just couldn't do it.Th...

    Posted on 2/28/2017 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Bite me!

    "Don't eat so fast," my Mother said when I was just a little girl, but it didn't help. I gulp food down; it has always been that way. I am a speed eater.I am the first to make a happy plate; I am the first who gets up to get seconds. I don't care if ...

    Posted on 2/23/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 30 Comments

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  • I Still Suck at This

    I don't know about you, although I am not afraid of being mugged my a chocolate cake with vanilla icing (is this profiling), this effing food thing is tough. I does not care how fit you are, or what you do; when you consume more calories than you bur...

    Posted on 2/21/2017 by dsjohndrow | 37 Comments

    144 votes + -

  • Big girls do cry!

     I am always the clown, the one who is in a good mood and tries to lift others up. Today in the morning I tried to lift myself up –literally- and I couldn’t. I couldn’t lift my own weight up, had to hold on to the night stand to get back on my feet. ...

    Posted on 2/15/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 44 Comments

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  • Silly Mountain

    We've been here in Arizona for nearly six weeks already.  We have enjoyed just kicking back and relaxing mostly, spent a week in Las Vegas compliments of our daughter to celebrate her father's retirement, and othewise are just enjoying the weather an...

    Posted on 2/10/2017 by SnagTop | 10 Comments

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  • Darling, bring me no chocolates!

      Next week is Valentine’s Day, and I know my husband will buy me some flowers, he will surprise me with one of his goofy self-made cards, and he will give me a gigantic box of my favorite chocolates.  He has done so the last 25 years. He loves to s...

    Posted on 2/08/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 24 Comments

    95 votes + -

  • It's Not What I Hoped For

    This health journey is nothing like I expected when I first started. I had done dieting before but I always gained it back. I wanted to be happy, but I took antidepressants. I wanted to be in love but I didn’t know what it was.It’s taken a few years,...

    Posted on 2/07/2017 by dsjohndrow | 23 Comments

    105 votes + -

  • My weigh loss contract!

    My weight loss journey so far is like a roller coaster ride, just blindfolded and without a seat belt. I never know what's going to happen next. It throws me from left to right, and all I can do is trying to hang on. Let's face it it's not an easy jo...

    Posted on 1/31/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 27 Comments

    124 votes + -

  • It All Started with a Choice

    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 anyone becomes and addict; it just happens.I was always going to change ...

    Posted on 1/31/2017 by dsjohndrow | 31 Comments

    185 votes + -

  • The End of my Mud Run Era?

    I ran the Warrior Dash on Saturday.  I think that it may have been my last mud run.  Warrior Dashes are huge events, with a lot of people, a lot of lines, and a lot of mud.  The race itself is rather short, about 3 miles, with maybe a dozen obstacles...

    Posted on 8/14/2015 by Bry_Lander | 7 Comments

    8 votes + -

  • Silence is not always golden

    Generally when it comes to appreciating silence in my little world, it's relative to the hectic day-to-day buzz that keeps me on the fly.  I have a full life, as many do.  My twins started Junior High yesterday and it came along with a barage of the ...

    Posted on 8/18/2015 by Deena_Bean | 5 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • Last day of August... How did that happen?

    I committed to myself that I would blog once a month.  I've started and deleted several times since August 1.Ya know when you get to that point in life when you just don't want to have an update?  Cuz you know what you need to do.  Posting the obviou...

    Posted on 8/31/2015 by karinaApplebombinos | 3 Comments

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  • Dead to 5K: My Story

    It’s the first of September. A year already.On this day a year ago, I was frantically working to complete a project at work before heading out for vacation in a few days. Clearing my plate was important to me; it had been a busy summer in the office ...

    Posted on 9/01/2015 by seiffertrk | 3 Comments

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  • Follow Up on: Focus: Self-Care

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/KnitOrMiss/view/focus-self-care-762614 Anyone have any updates? I was checking out the less expensive conditioners (mainly for tolerable scent and such) and somehow accidentally bought shampoo! I still have to go back...

    Posted on 9/01/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 9 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • Обо мне!

    Всем привет! Меня зовут Даша , живу я в небольшом посёлке городского типа близ города Тула. Мне 27 , я замужем и у меня есть самая любимая почти десяти месячная доченька Агния.Ребёнком я была пухлым и веселым. Со временем я вытянулась и к 16 годам ве...

    Posted on 9/04/2015 by Luthien2015 | 4 Comments

    9 votes + -

  • Let's focus on the AMAZING

    I'm a sensitive girl.  I can't help it, it's who I am.  I was chatting with a friend yesterday about my wish for the world.  I wish we could love each other as we would want to be loved.  Ugh.  So simplistic and pretty Pollyanna too.I'm guilty of sna...

    Posted on 9/06/2015 by karinaApplebombinos | 4 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • Le Weekend

    Busy, but very fun and active weekend 3 day weekend.Friday: Ran a bunch of errands and did stuff around the house. Upgraded our old CRT TV in the bedroom to an LCD and mounted it to a swivel arm mounted to the wall so my girlfriend can swing the TV a...

    Posted on 9/14/2015 by The_Enginerd | 1 Comment

    6 votes + -