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  • The waiting (is the hardest part)

    "I can't wait until Christmas!" My 16-year-old routinely begins saying this in July. I always say wise, patient Mom things, like "Don't wish the summer away!",  and "It will be here before you know it!", and "Give it a rest, I'm already way behind an...

    Gepostet am 21.11.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 15 Kommentierens

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  • Why I Put Xanex in the Turkey

    In the US it's Thankgiving week. For Americans that means at least a half day off from work, more food that we usually eat, our crazy families, and being thankfiul for cash to buy Christmas presents.This year is different for me.My kids will be here ...

    Gepostet am 21.11.2017 von dsjohndrow | 13 Kommentierens

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  • My Mama always said..

    .. life was like a box of … no, that was Forrest Gump’s mama! Not mine. Mine said something else.   I was a kid. It was summer and I was being punished. That was very unusual for me. I almost never got punished as a kid. I'm told I never misbehaved, ...

    Gepostet am 20.11.2017 von jaimydude | 12 Kommentierens

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  • Only the shadow knows....

    Some of you have at times gently chided me for being too hard on myself, and that may or may not be true, but I don't think it is and this is why. Jung wrote, "The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can ...

    Gepostet am 17.11.2017 von TicoCortez | 5 Kommentierens

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  • Dear Food Network!

    Nobody made me fat -I did that beautifully all by myself. And while I do not look for excuses, I will blame you, dear Food Network, for at least 30 pounds which I am carrying on my hips, thighs, belly, and all the other good places I don't want to ta...

    Gepostet am 16.11.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 42 Kommentierens

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  • The Jerk Store called …

    … and they’re running out of you! That’s a line from a Seinfeld episode where George Costanza is ruing a missed opportunity at a zinger / comeback. He’s going over what he should have said in response to someone and seeing if he can get himself into ...

    Gepostet am 06.11.2017 von jaimydude | 4 Kommentierens

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  • I Suck at Willpower!

    If this journey was up to willpower alone, I'd be 400 pounds by now! There were a bunch of things I tried to do to lose weight. I tried not eating, eating diet meals, shakes, fads, and I thought of vomiting it back up too. I didn't.I just don't have ...

    Gepostet am 14.11.2017 von dsjohndrow | 25 Kommentierens

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  • Best Part of My Day ..

    For over a decade now my commute has not been less than 45 minutes. In all those years of commuting, I've noticed things - Trends, patterns that come and go. The man with the glasses and newspaper. The lady with the wet hair. The construction worker ...

    Gepostet am 13.11.2017 von jaimydude | 16 Kommentierens

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  • Thinking Traps

    I would like to say I've always been consistent and wise in my desire to be more healthy.  I would like to say it but I'm not going to lie to you, I haven't always been and even now, I'm not perfect at it.  However, I've learned a few things since I...

    Gepostet am 09.11.2017 von sugargrammy45 | 21 Kommentierens

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  • The Fat lady at the golf course

    I want to be able to walk outside with our dogs, but the thought terrifies me. I haven't made much progress. It only takes a few minutes on the treadmill and I am huffing and puffing like an old steam locomotive, and I have to take breaks to catch my...

    Gepostet am 09.11.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 52 Kommentierens

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  • Sing to the tune of "Sesame Street"

    Doctors say BP is now okay Sometimes able  to walk away from sweets   Can you tell I'm on my way On my way to seein’ my feet?   Share, whine, play MFP’s a-ok Friendly members there We vent, post deets   Lookin’ forward to the day When I say, “Well, ...

    Gepostet am 08.11.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 9 Kommentierens

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  • I've lost my toddler!

    31.4 pounds. That's how much my two year old daughter weighs. And that is how much weight I have lost as of this morning! Whenever people pick up my daughter, their first reaction is, oh my she's heavy! And here I have been carrying around that much ...

    Gepostet am 06.11.2017 von dawnviking | 17 Kommentierens

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  • Excuse me! Umm, no...

    Is it me, or just the posts that I happen to read? I have read some pretty creative excuses for falling off the wagon, overeating, and not succeeding at learning to eat healthy and exercise three times a week.People are pretty lazy. That is my perspe...

    Gepostet am 07.11.2017 von dsjohndrow | 36 Kommentierens

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  • Half the Woman I Used to Be

    A Long, Long Time ago…I can still remember how the pastry used to make me smileAnd I knew if I had my chance, that I could find some 5x pantsAnd maybe, they would fit me, for a while… But January had me cryinThat milestone Birthday came a flyin40 on ...

    Gepostet am 04.11.2017 von IremiaRe | 50 Kommentierens

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  • Both Sides Now

    An MFP friend invited me to do a FitBit challenge yesterday. I didn't know what that was but I agreed anyway! I have one real-life friend on FitBit, and she averages over 15,000 steps a day. She might weigh 100 pounds soaking wet. I aim for 12,000 bu...

    Gepostet am 21.09.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 10 Kommentierens

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  • I Keep Forgetting

    I had a plumber working in my house the other day. Young guy, mid-20s, mentioned he's a single dad, sounded like there is plenty of drama in his life. Nice, funny, hard working. Boy, was that poor kid fat. I felt so bad because it was a physical job ...

    Gepostet am 02.11.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 14 Kommentierens

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  • It's The Great Pumpkin Butt Charlie Brown!

    I joined MFP in Fall of 2014.  It was the FIRST time that I had successfully lost weight.  I didn’t use any  supplements, weight loss programs or  gimmicks.  It was just me, hard work, exercise and determination.   I had a stable job with a decent sa...

    Gepostet am 24.10.2016 von Goal179 | 2 Kommentierens

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  • 50 pounds lost, no one cares, no one notices - Does it even Matter?

    I am half way towards my weight loss goal. The sad part is I am still morbidly obese and even when I make my goal weight, I will still be in the overweight range.  In fact, I am so big that people can't even tell that I have lost weight.  50 pounds a...

    Gepostet am 02.11.2017 von Goal179 | 77 Kommentierens

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  • In his Eyes

    I often wonder why my husband never said anything about my weight gain. I doubled in weight and size over the years. Of course, he noticed so why didn't he say anything? The other night I watched him doze off. He looked tired - work had been crazy l...

    Gepostet am 02.11.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 43 Kommentierens

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  • Set Backs are Never the End

    Have you ever felt defeated on this journey? The scale talking back, your favorite pants popped a button and took out a migrating sparrow, or worse, you have an injury and can't exercise!? Most of that has happened to me.I started my fitness journey ...

    Gepostet am 31.10.2017 von dsjohndrow | 10 Kommentierens

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