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  • Flipping the Switch 💡

    I have long questioned why some people can have a delicious meal or a luscious dessert then put down their fork and say "Wow!  That was delicious!!  I'm stuffed!" while I could eat the very same food items and as I reach for another spoonful say "Wow...

    Posted on 7/17/2016 by LogR4Life | 24 Comments

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  • Internal force required

    My usual happy, upbeat self is dampened and soggy as of late. Some things have not quite worked out as I'd hoped, and the pile of them finally was enough to weigh me down.  My mood is sour, my outlook negative and overall I've been a bonafied grumpy-...

    Posted on 7/14/2016 by Deena_Bean | 21 Comments

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  • Finding Normal

    It is no secret that I've been struggling big time. I've stopped blogging because I have tired of telling people that I failed and started over again . . . . and again, and again, and again. I still haven't quit but I'm still finding it necessary to ...

    Posted on 7/13/2016 by LogR4Life | 32 Comments

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  • Cancer Sucks

    Some of you know that I have been around here for a few years. It's not that important. I stuck with the plan and lost a lot of weight, not to mention I can run a marathon and fit in some much smaller clothes.I also made some people on the message bo...

    Posted on 7/11/2016 by dsjohndrow | 54 Comments

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  • 25 Reasons You Might Not Have Logged In

    Today is 11100110101days on MFP - well if you are fluent in binary. For the rest of you, it's 1845 days. I don't log food so much anymore. Why? Because I know how many calories everything that I eat is. Some days I have new dish and I will log that.I...

    Posted on 6/28/2016 by dsjohndrow | 29 Comments

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  • Sewing on Buttons

    I lost a button on my skort last week.  It fell off in my hand when I was getting ready for bed so I figured I would make the repair after they had been laundered.  I'm not much of a seamstress but I CAN sew on buttons!!  So I got my needle and threa...

    Posted on 6/25/2016 by LogR4Life | 5 Comments

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  • So much a mind game!!

    Today was Day #2 on SmartPoints. It doesn't seem too bad actually!! I think in the big picture it was a good thing that I have been off the program for a while. I have essentially forgotten how many PointsPlus were in things so it truly is like start...

    Posted on 6/19/2016 by LogR4Life | 5 Comments

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  • Challenging Yourself to Do Better

    I run slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter! This shirt always made me laugh. I was a real slow poke when I started running. My walking miles are faster now than my running miles were in the beginning. Things have changed! Re...

    Posted on 6/21/2016 by dsjohndrow | 36 Comments

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  • Another path . . .

    I have been stumbling and falling and picking myself up for months.  Who's falt is it exactly?  MINE -- there is no question about that.  I haven't given up . . . but I certainly am not putting my best foot forward -- I keep letting life get in my wa...

    Posted on 6/18/2016 by LogR4Life | 29 Comments

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  • The double-edged sword of size

    In responding to a post today I, myself realized how different perspectives are about how fat or thin someone is.  I'm not to my goal weight, but as I've said before I'm not far off.  I look less now at how many pounds I weigh and more at how I look ...

    Posted on 6/10/2016 by Deena_Bean | 28 Comments

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  • What's in the cupboard?

    I have long realized the easiest way to not eat something is to simply not have it in the cupboard.  It doesn't matter how badly I want to snack, if it isn't in the cupboard, I can't eat it.  My bonus daughter looked at me in puzzlement last week whe...

    Posted on 6/07/2016 by LogR4Life | 17 Comments

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  • Barbells and Booty

    The following is a testimonial from my client Kate. I'm sharing this for a few reasons. Obviously one reason is that I coach people for a living and so showing off their progress serves as a way to demonstrate my coaching. But lets be real for a...

    Posted on 6/08/2016 by SideSteel | 14 Comments

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  • I am Strong, but I am Tired!

    I think about all the inspiration I have received in my life. I have my heroes. I need to do more in life than hang on for the ride.I need to get out there and live it!Yesterday I was back at the doctor for a follow up to February's surgery. It was a...

    Posted on 6/07/2016 by dsjohndrow | 27 Comments

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  • One Day at a Time

    I'm not sure who coined the phrase -- "One Day at a Time" . . . but whoever did was brilliant.  One Day at a Time.  Yesterday no longer matters and tomorrow isn't here.  Today is the only day over which we have any control.  Since my recommittment th...

    Posted on 6/04/2016 by LogR4Life | 10 Comments

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  • What works, what doesn't

    It's been a very long time since I last blogged -- almost a month!  My slip (which progressed to a slide and now has me spiraling downward) started with sickness. After I suffered the original illness and then the relapse it was two full weeks before...

    Posted on 6/01/2016 by LogR4Life | 32 Comments

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  • Twisted Inspirational Quotes for Weight Losers Remix

    When I read the wisdom of the ages, I can't help but have my own thoughts - how scary is that?  "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." Jimmy Dean I can't change the direction of the wind,...

    Posted on 6/01/2016 by dsjohndrow | 6 Comments

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  • Sugar. Scapegoat and Scaremongering? Something to Monitor?

      As with most things in fitness and nutrition, people tend to take rather extreme viewpoints on a given topic.  Sugar seems to be no exception, with people making claims such as: “It’s more addictive than cocaine!” (Until people start eating str...

    Posted on 5/25/2016 by SideSteel | 27 Comments

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  • Simple Answers to Complex Fitness Questions

    You may have read some of the Message Boards here on MFP. There are hundreds of thousands of them! The categories are diverse, ranging from Success Stories to Nutrition and Chit-Chat. Each one appears to be crafted by experts in their field. With suc...

    Posted on 5/24/2016 by dsjohndrow | 30 Comments

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  • It takes a village.

     I have a little green notebook with body measurements going back to when I first started to work out with a trainer.  Well, that’s not completely true.  I have measurements from when I first started, and pretty regularly for the first year or so.  T...

    Posted on 5/23/2016 by andeey | 9 Comments

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  • Strong Enough

    I am often surprised at how aware my children are of the Presidential election here in the United States."Dad," my son asks, "are we fully prepared for the coming apocalypse? Do we have enough supplies to last until civilization can rebuild itself?"M...

    Posted on 5/19/2016 by ihad | 15 Comments

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